Cate Blanchett joins Indy IV?

Looks like there’s been further progress on the fourth outing for Indiana Jones, with Hollywood Reporter claiming that Cate Blanchett (you know – Galadirel in Lord of the Rings) has been signed up to the cast. There’s no word on what role she’ll be playing, although we wouldn’t be too surprised if she was playing Indy’s love interest. Hey, there’s only 27 years between them - that’s nothing in Hollywood terms, right? Although maybe she's playing his daughter. Or a ninja who dreams of being a successful hairdresser. Who knows?

Directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by War of the Worlds and Spider-Man scribe David Koepp, Indy IV is due to start shooting in June.