Sydney Sweeney to star in Barbarella reboot for Sony

Sydney Sweeney, Barbarella remake

We’ve been seeing a lot more of Sydney Sweeney since her breakout role in HBO’s Euphoria, and there’s even more to come. Deadline has reported that Sydney Sweeney is set to star in a new Barbarella movie for Sony Pictures.

Based on the French comic-book series of the same name, Barbarella was notably adapted into a movie in 1968, which starred Jane Fonda as a space adventurer who sets out to stop an evil scientist who has developed a deadly weapon. Not much is known about this new Barbarella movie just yet, but it’s still early days on the project. Deadline’s insiders say that no writer or director is attached at the moment, but that Sydney Sweeney is expected to executive produce the movie in addition to starring in it.

Hollywood has been attempting to get a reimagining of Barbarella off the ground for quite some time. Robert Rodriguez was once planning on developing a new Barbarella movie with Rose McGowan playing the lead role, but the project later fell apart. The next version of the project was a TV series set to be directed by Nicholas Winding Refn and written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade for Amazon Studios. Like the potential feature-film before it, the Barbarella TV series didn’t move forward, with Refn saying that “certain things are better left untouched. You don’t need to remake everything.

Before Sydney Sweeney takes part in a grand space adventure with Barbarella, she will next be seen starring alongside Dakota Johnson in Madame Web. Taking place in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, Madame Web will find Johnson playing the title character, a clairvoyant whose psychic abilities allow her to see within the “spider world.” It’s not known who Sweeney will be playing in the movie, although some fans hope that she will take on the role of Black Cat. Madame Web will hit theaters on February 16, 2024.

Source: Deadline

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