Is Anne Hathaway The New Barbarella?

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 12:24 am,

Anne Hathaway, like Natalie Portman, seems to be connected to virtually every other upcoming Hollywood production that features a prominent female protagonist. Now this year’s Oscar co-host is rumored to be onboard for the long-gestating remake of the cult campfest, Barbarella.

Assuming there is even an inkling of truth to this rumor, Hathaway would undoubtedly tackle the role of the exquisite 41st century space agent Barbarella – a role made famous by former anti-war activist-turned aerobics instructor/writer/actress Jane Fonda back in 1968.

News of Hathaway’s involvement with the¬†Barbarella remake should definitely be taken with a healthy dose of salt, since even the source of the rumor, Pajiba, describes her as being “attached” to the project, which is currently without a director. Robert Rodriguez and actress Rose McGowan were fresh off their on and off-set Grindhouse collaboration (sorry, bad pun not intended) back in 2007 when reports had them pegged as tackling the Barbarella remake. However, that never amounted to anything more than talk.

Robert Luketic (Killers) was at one point up for helming the Barbarella remake, but it seems he is out of the picture as well. There’s not really any single director currently working who immediately jumps to mind as an excellent fit for handling this material – unless it turns out that Uwe Boll has an evil doppelg√§nger (i.e. someone who’s actually a classy and a talented filmmaker), in which case we say, let him have it.

Jane Fonda as Barbarella Is Anne Hathaway The New Barbarella?

Fonda as Barbarella.

The original Barbarella is a pretty silly but fun flick full of sci-fi action involving ray guns, “psychedelic” spaceships, goofy aliens armed with whip-like appendages, and a herione that likes to wear outfits that make her look like a James Bond girl of the future. It’s an undeniably hokey film, but it’s that very quality that has earned the 1968 pic a cult following for over four decades.

Hathaway can easily bring the right mix of charming personality, voluptuous looks, and that slight air of self-aware humor to the lead role of Barbarella, if she does indeed sign on for the project. Is there another actress you’d like to see take on the part instead?

Source: Pajiba

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  1. Slap her in one of those bras in the new Victoria’s Secret ad and sure. This project doesn’t really need to be serious, I’ve only seen the original once but remember it being pretty goofy.

  2. She gonna wanna be seen nalf naked through the whole movie?

  3. ^Probably. Wasn’t she naked for most of “Love and Other Drugs”?

  4. Oh yeah i forgot about that.

  5. That’s such a funky rumor I doubt it.
    Not that I would mind seeing Anne in a silver catsuit and a laser pistol, mind you.

  6. Ugh. Please say it ain’t so.

  7. This would be good news if Anne Hathaway was BLONDE!!! Emma Stone is a great brunette, but went blonde for spider-man reboot Gwen Stacy’s character. Emma Stone looks horrible as a blonde! Amber Heard looks hot jail-bait, white trash, good-licking girl in Drive Angry movie and i think she’s a natural blonde. Jane Fonda was and is a great actress and she’s also a humanitarian. It would be unjust to have the wrong person to play this role.

    • They have this new product called … wait for it … D-Y-E.

      Does wonders with coloring of hair.

    • Actually, Emma Stone is NOT a brunette; she’s usually seen as a redhead and CLAIMS she’s a natural blonde (no reason to disbelieve her…and like her blonde look for Gwen Stacy). Thus, not only are you insulting Emma Stone in her current look (I’m sure she cares…heh), you are also dead WRONG. Enjoy :)

    • Emma Stone is actually a blonde and simply went back to her natural hair color.

  8. Um, I don’t think so, ann has burnette hair, barb had blonde. Sorry they should pic someone LIKE her in EVERY way. I might b a bit picky but that’s how I feel. Or pick some new actress.

    • Really, hair color is what’s causing you concern about this character? REALLY???

  9. Still waiting for this one. I will be glad to pay double the price if you all would hurry up and just do it. Please please please. Barbarella