Cooper to take Indiana Jones role?
Bradley Cooper is rumoured to be in line to take over the role of Indiana Jones.
Harrison Ford has played the character since Raiders Of The Lost Ark in 1981, and is currently expected to reprise the role once again in Indiana Jones 5.
But, according to Latino Review, if the latest instalment in the franchise is not moving forward in time, they will have missed the window for 71-year-old Harrison to put back on his Indie fedora hat.
Sources have told the website that studio bosses said that if that happens, they are "100 per cent prepared" to recast the action hero, with a view to beginning a new trilogy.
It would not be viewed as a reboot of the franchise, but a passing on of the role, in the same way James Bond has been passed from actor to actor, including Sir Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Daniel Craig.
And the insiders say Bradley Cooper is top of the list that execs are looking at to take on the role. But no negotiations have begun.
Frank Darabont, whose credits include The Shawshank Redemption and The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, is said to be in talks to write the script for the new film.
George Lucas created the Harrison Ford films, which were directed by Steven Spielberg.