Actor's 'Skull' Session with Paper Enrages Spielberg

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Tyler Nelson, a 23-year-old cast as a Russian dancer, gives away juicy details about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to his hometown paper. Steven Spielberg is not amused.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Steven Spielberg's latest project has had a mini-crisis and not because of problems with Paramount, but because of an overeager dancer cast in Spielberg's new Indiana Jones film. Our last word in the business today is spoiler.

That's the best description for a 23-year-old cast as a Russian dancer in the film. The actor, Tyler Nelson, violated his nondisclosure agreement by giving an interview to his hometown newspaper in Oklahoma. He gave away all kinds of juicy details about the plot of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." The movie doesn't come out until next spring. That reportedly made Spielberg so furious that he cut Nelson's scene out of the film, which can't help the actor's fledgling Hollywood career. The New York Post may have put it best in the headline: Indiana Blabber Faces Doom.

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