Harrison Ford in Talks to Star in ‘Call of the Wild’ for Fox

Role previously played by Clark Gable in 1935 and Charlton Heston in 1972

Harrison Ford is in negotiations to star in the latest adaptation of the Canadian adventure story “Call of the Wild.”

The “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars” actor is in talks to play the films lead John Thornton, a prospector braving the Yukon on the hunt for gold.

The big-budget film from 20th Century Fox is being adapted from the 1903 classic written by Jack London. Thornton has been portrayed on the big screen in previous adaptations by Clark Gable in 1935 and Charlton Heston in 1972.

“The Croods” director Chris Sanders is directing the film from a script penned by “Logan” writer Michael Green.

Erwin Stoff is producing with Diana Pokorny serving as executive producer and Ryan Stafford working as co-producer. Steve Asbell will oversee the production for Fox.

Production for “Call of the Wild” will start in early September.

Ford is also on board for a fifth “Indiana Jones” film, but its production has been pushed a year to summer 2021 while “Solo: A Star Wars Story” writer Jonathan Kasdan takes a pass on the script.

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