Rose McGowan as Barbarella?

1 has commented / leave one has learned that there may actually be some truth to the rumors of Miss McGowan starring in Robert Rodriguez’s next film, Barbarella! Very exciting!!!

When it was announced a few months back that Robert Rodriguez would be directing a remake of the cheeky sci-fi flick Barbarella, it prompted immediate speculation as to who he’d cast as his space-faring clothes-shedding adventuress. One of the names often suggested for the role was Rose McGowan, Grindhouse‘s one-legged warrior-stripper… and Rodriguez’s latest squeeze.

According to a JoBlo scooper we’ll call ‘Zeiss’, there may be some truth to that. It seems that Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios are gearing up for production, and have already done some FX test footage, with McGowan standing in as the titular intergalactic vixen.

Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean McGowan is locked for the part — she could have just been conveniently available for Rodriguez to use as his “model”. Or perhaps he’ll use the footage as a convincer for Universal and producer Dino De Laurentiis to cast someone of McGowan’s relatively low star wattage in such a major film role.

Either way, the movie will likely start shooting before the end of the year, so we’ll soon find out who will replace Jane Fonda as the frisky deep space agent.

Filed in 'Barbarella' News & Rumors Project News Written by Riikka Pennanen

Riikka Pennanen co-founded in February 2007. She is responsible for the site's online content and social media presence. In addition to being a kick ass webmistress, she's also a film historian, a journalist, a code geek and a bona fide globetrotter. Chances are you'll never have seen Riikka without lipstick on.

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