Blanchett on crusade to 'Indiana Jones 4'


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.

Frank Marshall is producing, with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy executive producing.

Blanchett, who is filming David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," next will lend her voice to Wes Anderson's "The Fantastic Mr. Fox." In addition to her Academy Award win for "The Aviator," she received a supporting nomination this year for her role in Richard Eyre's "Notes on a Scandal."

She is repped by CAA.