According to Ain’t It Cool News, Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) is in talks to play the role of Indiana Jones’s son in the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones saga.
Shia La Beouf will play the son of Indiana Jones.
The thing is, we know Spielberg loves La Beouf right now. DISTURBIA became a pet project for The Beard, and it evidently came out well. TRANSFORMERS is a big deal for the company, and a lot of the weight of that falls squarely on the shoulders of Shia. So as much as I pray that there’s no Indy Jr., I’m starting to think that this may in fact be true.
I know adventure has a name. But does it really have to have a son? Really?
Only time will tell.
The rumor was also confirmed by CHUD, though they seem unsure whether or not Shia LaBeouf will play Indy’s son:
I can’t tell you if he’s playing Indy’s son or just the new Short Round, but I can tell you that I have heard this exact same thing, and from a source that’s pretty impeccable. As far as I am concerned, this is not a rumor but the truth.
Indiana Jones 4 will be released May 22, 2008