It's the film that made Jane Fonda famous in the 60s and now the fight is on to fill her sci-fi boots as the remake of the hit film is imminent.
Talking to a Hollywood insider, The Sun has reported that Jessica Alba, Sienna Miller and Katherine Heigl could all be up for the part. "This will be a huge movie and with Barbarella such a strong female chracter, half the leading ladies in Hollywood will want this role," the source said, adding that though Jessica, Sienna and Katherine were top of the list other actresses haven't been ruled out.
Barbarella became an iconic comic book figure in 1960s France. She's a female mercenary who undertakes missions requiring fearlessness, ingenuity and sensuality and was swiftly pounced upon by now legendary movie producer Dino De Laurentiis who cast Jane Fonda in the original film role.
We reckon Sienna's recent role in GI Joe make her a strong bet for the part but we'd love to see Katherine Heigl play the feisty Barbarella... As for Alba, well, noone would look quite like her in those superheroine leotards!
Watch this space...
By Pat McNulty
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