SIDEWAYS star VIRGINIA MADSEN so impressed co-star Harrison Ford in new thriller Firewall, she's now the frontrunner to play his love interest in the fourth INDIANA JONES adventure.

Madsen plays Ford's wife in the new movie and admits they both found an unusual chemistry on set - after the ageing action man handpicked her for the role.

And now Madsen is a clear favourite to play the leading lady in INDIANA JONES 4.

Ford tells movieline.net, "She was an absolute delight - professional, very talented and simply, very sweet. She also took what could have been a fairly one-dimensional damsel in distress role and added so many layers to it - there isn't many who could do that.

"I'd work with her again in a heartbeat. I'm actually hoping she'll come over for Indiana Jones. We've talked about it".