Saturday, October 21, 2006

Demi Moore Got It Right

Current mood: prickly

Category: News and Politics

From YAHOO! Movies:

Ford Says He's Fit to Play Indiana Jones Friday October 20 1:47 PM ET

Harrison Ford says he feels "fit to continue" to play Indiana Jones despite growing older.

Ford, 64, said at the inaugural Rome Film Festival on Friday that he was delighted to team up again with directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas for the film. Lucas co-wrote and executive produced the earlier films, which Spielberg directed.

"We did three films that stay within the same block of time. We need to move on for artistic reasons and obvious physical reasons," Ford said at a news conference. "I feel fit to continue and bring the same physical action."

"Indiana Jones 4" has been in development for over a decade, but the production has recently gained momentum. Lucas has said he and Spielberg, who would direct, are working on a script, though no details have been disclosed.

Ford played Indiana Jones in 1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark," 1984's "Temple of Doom" and 1989's "The Last Crusade." In the last film, Jones' father was played by Sean Connery, who Ford said might also appear in the planned fourth feature.

"He's part of the emotional fabric of these films. I think there may be an opportunity, I believe that Sean is still
willing and I'd be delighted if he joined us," said Ford.


What are the chances he'll be teaming up with his "Raiders of the Lost Ark" co-star, Karen Allen? Oh, wait! She's fifty-five - - a decade younger than he is. Maybe she can play Sean Connery's wife. He's a dashing, youthful, seventy-six. Bad false teeth, a bad wig, but still broad shouldered, with a twinkle in his eye. A woman in her mid-fifties could do worse.