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Report: Spielberg interested in directing Chris Pratt for Indiana Jones reboot

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Director Steven Spielberg is reportedly interested in revisiting the director's chair for an Indiana Jones reboot that could see Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt take up the titular role, according to Deadline.

But Spielberg's interest in the project, which is said to be in the very early stages of development, is believed to depend on finding a suitable script.

Reports of Pratt taking the lead role reared their head earlier this year, with rumors that Disney was looking to revive the franchise.

Disney bought the rights to the franchise from Paramount in 2013. Paramount Pictures distributed the most recent film in the series in 2008, the largely terrible Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Rumors have surrounded Disney since the purchase, with both Bradley Cooper and Chris Hemsworth previously touted for the lead of the Indiana Jones revival. The company has yet to confirm or deny anything.

A new addition to the much-loved series is still likely a few years away as Pratt will star next in Jurassic World, which Spielberg is also executive produced.