Cate Blanchett to star in Indy 4

Well, this is a surprise. Cate Blanchett is going to be in Indy 4.

This from The Hollywood Reporter:

Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in the fourth installment of the “Indiana Jones” adventures.

Harrison Ford already has boarded the project, which will be produced by Lucasfilm and directed by Steven Spielberg.

With David Koepp’s screenplay shrouded in secrecy, it is unclear what character Blanchett will play. However, sources said the Oscar-winning actress has landed a starring role.

Shooting will begin in June in Los Angeles and at undisclosed locations around the world. Paramount Pictures will release “Indy 4” day-and-date around the world on May 22, 2008, with a handful of territories opening the following day.

Although the film is almost certain to be a huge hit, her casting does lend the production an extra touch of class.

But what kind of character is she going to play?

> The story in full at THR
> IMDb entry for Indy 4
> The – Indiana Jones fansite