Beckinsale as Barbarella?
Who to play Barbarella in the remake of a film that really shouldn't be remade anyway? We've had the Sienna Miller rumour and now the next actress up for the role, according to rumours in a British paper, is Kate Beckinsale.
Now I can see that working actually. You have to have an incredibly sexy woman for the role that just oozes sexuality even when she's not deliberately trying but she also has to be able to look innocent and incredibly sexy in various stages of undress. I definitely think that Beckinsale can carry it off more than Miller can, but would she want to? Really? Hasn't she moved on a little from this?
The rumour comes from The Daily Express through Moviehole with the usual "insiders say" comments.
Clint there has an interesting piece of knowledge, that Drew Barrymore once owned the rights to this film and was trying to get it remade with her leading, and she would have fitted the part perfectly well too.
So the question of the day is, all these rumours aside, who would you choose for Barbarella. If you could cast anyone, and considering what the original film is about, who would you want to play the sexually liberated space spy?