June 08, 2007 07:58:01 GMT
John Hurt is in while Sean Connery says no.
The cast list of "Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures" is getting longer by now as the project's filmmakers have delightfully added Oscar nominee John Hurt to join the already starry lineup consisting of Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Ray Winstone, and Shia LaBeouf, an official press release stated.
The next installment of the hit adventure franchise after 1989's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", the picture marks the return of prominent filmmaker Steven Spielberg to the director's chair with George Lucas once more executive producing alongside Kathleen Kennedy. Shooting is due to begin June 18 this year using several locations globally, including New Haven, Connecticut and Los Angeles.
Amid the hefty addition, however, it is sadly confirmed that veteran actor Sean Connery won't return to reprise his role as Professor Henry Jones, Sr., the titular character's father he portrayed in "Last Crusade."
"I thought long and hard about it and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film," he said. "I love working with Steven and George, and it goes without saying that it is an honor to have Harrison as my son. But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun."