CATEGORIES Action, Drama, Casting, New Releases, Steven Spielberg, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalDiverse, well-respected and Oscar-winning character actor Jim Broadbent has played a seriously wide-range of characters during his career. From the bartender in The Crying Game, to the singing impresario in Moulin Rouge! to Renee' Zellweger's father in Bridget Jones' Diary to his recent turn in Hot Fuzz, he's shown his extraordinary talent and his chameleon-like ability to inhabit a role so much that its often difficult to realize its the same actor playing all of these different parts. And now, according to the site BritFilms, Broadbent will be adding another role to his already impressive resume -- a part in the next Indiana Jones adventure.
When we previously reported his possible involvement in the film, Erik told you that Broadbent's participation was, although still in the "tipster" stage and not confirmed, a definite possibility. Now, according to this new information featured at the BritFilm site, I think we can safely say that this is indeed actual fact. Broadbent was doing publicity for another project and during that, let slip he would be playing a part in the film, currently known as Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods. "I'm doing a good cameo in the next 'Indiana Jones', so working with Mr.Spielberg should be an experience," said Broadbent in the article. As for the exact nature of his role, he only said this: I'm going to Yale – I'm a professor."
Of course, previously it was suggested that Broadbent would take on the Marcus Bordy role left vacant by the passing of the wonderful Denholm Elliot. To that he jokingly responded: "That would do for me." So, now we add this great actor to a roster that already includes John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Cate Blanchett, Shia LeBeouf and, of course, Indy himself Harrison Ford. With all this talent assembled under the direction of Steven Spielberg, I don't see how this film can go wrong. It's gonna be great and I can't wait.