Ain't It Cool News is reporting a rumor that Shia La Beouf may be cast in the next installment of Indiana Jones.

I've read one of the recent version of INDY 4, and there were no new family members added. That pleased me greatly. However, they've thrown that version out now, and whatever David Koepp's done, he's made the people over at Dreamworks very, very happy. And now that they're getting close to production, I've heard a persistent rumor, a new version of that old familiar. The thing is, I'm hearing this from some pretty reliable places.

So here we go again.

Shia La Beouf will play the son of Indiana Jones.

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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.

Brian B.