Watch: Anna Kendrick Stars in the Female Version of 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

Watch: Anna Kendrick Stars in the Female Version of 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

May 18, 2015

Let's congratulate Pitch Perfect 2 on its amazing $70 million opening weekend. And then how about we finally recognize that a movie centered on women characters and directed by a woman can be a success and it's not a fluke at all. But at the same, let's finally get over the trend toward making all-female versions of other movies. You know, the idea to remake or spin-off from The Expendables and Ghostbusters and 21 Jump Street and whatever else, just with actresses in all of the main roles instead of actors. We don't need to force those shoes onto women. They can simply have their own shoes, right? 

Not that we wouldn't mind seeing Anna Kendrick in a gender-swapped reboot of the Indiana Jones franchise. But we'd watch her in just about anything. So, never mind that Tomb Raider already kinda was the female version of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Kendrick has taken the lead in a parody of both Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and the all-female remake/spin-off concept with this amusing video made for Red Nose Day. Laugh and enjoy Kendrick as she helps raise awareness about poverty-stricken children around the world and how you can contribute to make their lives better. 

This scene comes near the end of the imagined remake with female Indy choosing the grail that bestows lasting life to he or she who drinks from it. They kept the old knight the same gender, understandably. Filling the role previously portrayed by Robert Eddison is Brett Gelman, who you may recognize from last night's Mad Men finale or maybe the TV series Married or Adult Swim's Eagleheart. Where are the Nazis, you wonder? Maybe this version of Indy has already defeated her enemies before she gets to this scene. She'd probably make all of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull better, too. 

Which classic movie would you like to see remade with Anna Kendrick in the lead next?

 

[h/t: Metro]

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