John Carpenter on Barbarella? Heigl, Alba, or Miller to Star?
Will horror master John Carpenter come down from his horror perch to helm the long-gestating, oft-delayed remake of “Barbarella”? That’s the story currently being pedaled by British tabloid The Sun. On the face of it, it’s not so “out there”, as Carpenter has already directed sci-fi before, most recently the horror-sci-fi hybrid “Ghosts of Mars”.
According to The Sun, they have been told by a “Hollywood insider” that Carpenter has already boarded the project as director, and that the studio is now looking at three possible candidates to play Barbarella: Sienna Miller, Jessica Alba, and Katherine Heigl.
I could actually see all three women in the role, they definitely have the body and faces for it. Though I doubt if Heigl will even consider it. She seems to be on a “grll power” kick at the moment, and Barbarella and her thrifty wardrobe is probably a step back for her. Alba, on the other hand, might do it, she’s not exactly an acting powerhouse, and the vapid role would work for her. Likewise with Miller, who may just be kooky enough to take the role, if just on a lark.
Then again, The Sun is a suspect source for geek news at best, and you should definitely take what they say with a big ol heaping grain of salt. In any case, it does give me an excuse to post these pics of the potential Barbarella ladies, so there’s that.