The heads have been counted and we know who's going to appear in the fourth 'Indiana Jones' flick. The announcement was made earlier today on the official website that actress Cate Blanchett -- previously rumored to be attached to the project -- will indeed appear.  She will be joined by Ray Winstone and John Hurt, both announced today as well.  Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouff and Karen Allen had officially signed on to the flick a while back.  John Rhys Davies announced separately that he had not been asked to return.
  But what about Sean Connery, who made such a splash as the senior Jones in "Last Crusade"? 

"I get asked the question so often, I thought it best to make an announcement," said Connery in an official statement.  "I thought long and hard about it and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film. I love working with Steven and George, and it goes without saying that it is an honor to have Harrison as my son. But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun. I, do however, have one bit of advice for Junior: Demand that the critters be digital, the cliffs be low, and for goodness sake keep that whip by your side at all times in case you need to escape from the stunt coordinator! This is a remarkable cast, and I can only say, 'Break a leg, everyone.' I'll see you on May 22, 2008, at the theater!"