bill-swift - July 11, 2006
Yeah, that's right. The casting rumours around Hollywood are swriling with buzz that Natalie Portman has been cast in the upcoming Indiana Jones movie. Hollywood.com is reporting that Karen Allen, who played Marion Ravenwood, Indiana Jones' love interest in Raiders of the Lost Arc, and is also back for Indiana Jones 4, let it slip that Natalie will be playing the role of Indiana Jones' daughter.
Allen spoke to Indiana Jones fans after a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and, although she was coy about her own part in the fourth film, she revealed Portman's name is being mentioned.
She told fans, "I just heard Natalie Portman was cast as Indy's daughter."
One fan in attendance says, "She (Allen) immediately changed the subject as if she knew she shouldn't have said anything."
How cool is that! Natalie Portman and Harrison Ford and Sean Connery!!! I don't care how old Ford is now, this movie is totally going to rock. Especially since Steven Spielberg hasn't lost it yet, entirely.
Annoying sidenote: If you happen to have heard in the last few days about Natalie Portman's nude scene in Goya's Ghost, just remember that Egotastic! was on that over a month ago. Way to go mainstream news media! What really bugs me is that everybody's linking to the Page Six report on Natalie Portman's nude scene, which is actually just rehash of other recent reports.
Anyway, here are some gorgeous, and inexplicably unused pictures of Natalie Portman from back when she was doing press for V for Vendetta since I couldn't find any newer ones I hadn't already posted. Lots more after the jump.