Frank Marshall producer of the Indiana Jones franchise has said that rumours of Bradley Cooper to take on the lead role are ‘ridiculous’.
Marshall took to social network site Twitter to say: “Due to the ridiculous rumors that keep popping up, like agents pipe dreams, I will stop commenting on our projects until I have real news.” He then added: “I can only confirm that Katy Perry will NOT be the new Indiana Jones.”
The rumour was posted by blog Latino Review claiming that Cooper was being considered to take over from Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. The blog wrote:
“while Harrison Ford might still play Indiana Jones in the next film of the franchise, the window of making that happen is getting smaller and smaller. There is a date and if Indiana Jones 5 is not moving forward by then, the studios are 100% prepared to recast a younger Dr. Jones and ready up a new trilogy… Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list.”
Cooper was nominated for an Academy Award this year for Best Supporting Actor for his role in American Hustle, but lost out to Jared Leto.