Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Indiana Jones and the Bottle of Geritol...

The IMDB relates that Scarlett Johansson is up for the female lead role in the fourth Indiana Jones movie. Apparently Tom Cruise has promoted her to his buddy Steven Spielberg. According to "an insider," "Steven was saying there is a shortage of young actresses who can carry off a strong role. He considered Natalie Portman, but she's too connected with Star Wars - Tom suggested Scarlett."

Am I the only one who completely forgets that the new Star Wars movies even exist when they are not directly being mentioned? Maybe I'm just out of the loop, but the idea that anyone is "too connected" with these rather ephemeral films strikes me as a bit absurb. Also, there once was an actor connected with, you know, the real Star Wars movies, and he ended up appearing in the Indiana Jones series. Let's see, oh, yeah, his name was Harrison Ford.

By the way, I'm glad Ford is too level-headed to allow Johansson, 42 years his junior, to play a romantic interest for him. That would just be sad.

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