Anne Hathaway “Attached” to Play BARBARELLA?

     December 9, 2010


Anne Hathaway is attached to star in the remake of Barbarella.  Er… “attached.”  Consider this a rumor for now, since all we know is based on this tweet from Pajiba:

“A. Hathaway latest “attached” to Barbarella. Project currently is without a director.”

Normally I’d assume the quotation marks are a sign of precise language, but given the struggles of this remake to reach the screen, the punctuation could be a bit more cynical in nature.  The project was first attempted back in 2007 by Robert Rodriguez, with Rose McGowan in the starring role.  Last we checked (admittedly, over a year ago), Robert Luketic (Killers) was on board to direct from a script by Joe Gazzam.  If Pajiba’s tweet is to be believed, Luketic is no longer on the project.

Hit the jump for a synopsis of the 1968 Jane Fonda film, based on the Jean-Claude Forest comic strip.

A voluptuous outer space agent travels to another galaxy in search of a missing inventor in this science fiction send-up. Barbarella (Jane Fonda), an interstellar representative of the united Earth government in the 41st century, is dispatched to locate scientist Durand Durand, whose positronic ray, if not recovered, could signal the end of humanity. Outfitted in an array of stunning Star Trek/Bond girl outfits and cruising around in a plush, psychedelic spaceship, Barbarella travels to the Tau Seti system and promptly crash-lands. [AMC]



  • End_of_line

    This should be Lindsay Lohan’s “come-back” part. (hey, I used quotations too!)


    I not only saw boobs, but I saw boobs in space! SPACE BOOBS! THERE’S NO GRAVITY!

  • dogg

    Am I the only one who thinks Anne Hathaway is creepy looking? She’s no young Jane Fonda in any case.

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  • The Train!

    I agree with End_of_Line: Lindsay Lohan is a better choice for this part.

    Normally I don’t support remakes of classic (even if it’s a classic for being so campy) movies. That said, I would love to see Anne Hathaway floating around mostly–if not entirely–undressed.

    @dogg: I do think that Hathaway has a distinctive look. I think she’s sex on wheels, but I can understand how her features could be off-putting to some.

  • Reader

    Anne I think is a pretty great choice. I am a writer on a project at Universal and this script was slipped to me as an example of what they wanted on the project. Well, a few specific scenes.

    Was initially annoyed, but gotta say — it’s pretty great. I ended up reading the whole thing and it’s definitely the one of the best scripts I’ve read in the last few years.

    Will be interesting to see if it gets made.

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  • Chris

    I think Anne will be completely the wrong choice for Barbarella. Whilst I agree that she is very attractive. She is simply not sexy or adventurous enough to step into the amazingly sexy and bold shoes, worn by Jane Fonda. Whoever ends up as the lead, will need to bare the flesh and I just do not see Anne Hathway doing that….

  • marco.p3

    Just Rose McGowan can play Barbarella in this remake.
    Anna Hathaway is a good actress too, but she’s not so… sexy like the real Barbarella (Jane Fonda).

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