Anne Hathaway Now Attached to Gestating 'Barbarella' Remake?
After going around with Rose McGowan and director Robert Rodrigeuz, it looks like Universal is looking for another beautiful actress to step into the titular role of Barbarella in their remake of the 1968 sci-fi classic starring Jane Fonda. McGowan never really had my full support (though I'd still love to see Red Sonja come together at some point), but I like the news from Pajiba that says Anne Hathaway is currently "attached" to the project now. However, this good news comes with the disheartening news that the film doesn't have a director at the moment. I guess that means Robert Luketic has fallen out since getting attached last year.
Of course, Luketic was another talent brought on board the remake that never really impressed me either. Somehow his work on Legally Blonde or even a comedy with more action like Killers doesn't inspire much confidence. But if this is to be believed, it sounds like Universal may be on track to get this long-gestating project off the ground with a whole new set of talent both in front and behind the camera. Hathaway hasn't seen much action to justify her casting in this sci-fi adventure, but her work in Get Smart at least gives us some idea of her capabilities, and it's not hard to picture her in those skimpy outfits. For now take this with a grain of salt until some more official news comes along. Do you like Anne Hathaway as Barbarella?
Update: This didn't take too long to debunk. Well, not exactly, as there's still a possibility it's in the works. The Playlist checked with Hathaway's reps and, as expect, they "were told that Hathaway isn’t formally attached to either." Of course she's not officially attached yet, but that doesn't rule out the possibility that talks are still underway. The casting process on something like this isn't quick, so things may be developing that we don't know about, testing may be underway and so on. Only time will tell what happens, stay tuned!