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Harrison Ford tells EW about 'Indy 4'

95453__ford_lHarrison Ford says he has ”no doubt” that a fourth Indiana Jones movie will come together. ”We’re closer than we’ve ever been. There’s a script upon which there’s pretty general agreement,” he tells EW writer Gregory Kirschling in the magazine’s new issue. Why the holdup? ”George [Lucas] has been a bit busy making these sci-fi films he likes. And Steven [Spielberg] has had a film or two, in turn. So it really is not that easy to pull the pieces together, but I think everybody feels it’s a worthy ambition. I know in my heart it’s gonna happen.” Besides, he says, ”I’d like to get it over with so I don’t have to answer the god-damned questions [about it] anymore.”

Among the oft-asked questions: Can the 63-year-old actor still handle the franchise’s action demands? It appears so to Kirschling, who watched Ford throw himself into some punishing-looking stunts on the set of his new movie Firewall. Oops, don’t call them stunts. ”I don’t do stunts! I do physical acting! That’s a big f—ing difference,” Ford tells Kirschling. ”I have no ambition to do stunts. I have an ambition to tell a story with physical action.”

Okay, then, what story with physical action would you like to see Ford tell in Indy 4? And which costars should he tell it with? (I’d suggest sending Ford’s whip-wielding archaeologist to find the Fountain of Youth, but I think Hugh Jackman is going to beat him to it in Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain.)


Deals: Amber Tamblyn, Lance Armstrong, Deep Throat

91336__amber_l-After having been dispatched in the opening minutes of The Ring, Amber Tamblyn (left) will star in another Americanized J-horror film, The Grudge 2. She’ll play the younger sister of Sarah Michelle Gellar, who’ll do a walk-on.

-The long-gestating Lance Armstrong biopic cycles forward, possibly starring Matt Damon. Producer Frank Marshall tells iF magazine he plans to put his director’s cap on for this one; he also updates iF on the status of Indiana Jones IV (a decision on whether or not to go ahead will be made soon, he says), The Bourne Ultimatum (shooting in August), and Jurassic Park IV (”off the radar”).

-Austin Powers director Jay Roach will make a film about a real-life international man of mystery: W. Mark Felt. He’ll make his drama debut helming the Tom Hanks-produced film about the man who revealed himself to be Watergate informant Deep Throat last year.

-Passion prequel? New Line has bought a script for a biopic of the Virgin Mary, one that promises to flesh out the characters of some of the more obscure Biblical personages who figure in her backstory. Writer is Mike Rich, best known for inspirational sports movies like The Rookie and Radio.

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Harrison Ford at your doorstep

What would you do if Harrison Ford showed up at your house to give you an Indiana Jones DVD? That’s the scenario envisioned by Amazon, which is sending several such special deliveries to random customers over the next 10 days as part of its 10th anniversary celebration. (The online retailer says it will stream live footage of the deliveries each day on its website.) Other stars who may accompany the UPS guy to your door include Moby (armed with his CD Hotel), and Jason Alexander (bearing a Seinfeld DVD). Also, retiring Disney chief Michael Eisner may show up at your door with a copy of his new memoir, Camp. It’s not part of the Amazon promo, but no one’s buying the book, and he needs to get rid of them somehow.

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