Diora Baird, the bombshell born to play Barbarella (alliteraton saturation). Of course, they’ll never cast her—-too unknown, unproven, random. Too perfect, which is a problem in Hollywood far too often.
Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Til Dawn, Planet Terror) is officially off the project, a self-imposed decision reportedly due to the film’s planned shooting location of Germany not working for him. His on-off-again squeeze Rose McGowan was going to play the titular space diva, but now that Robert Luketic (director of the hit poker caper flick 21) is attaching himself to the Barbarella remake, McGowan is most definitely history.
Why remake Barbarella, some may ask? Not exactly sure, other than the fact that the 1968 original is total trash, only notable for Jane Fonda’s nudie freedom and political incorrectness. Luketic seems like one of the last guys who should be handling a trippy, large-scale, sex-dripping sci-fi adventure, so this one is already on high-suck-alert. If they cast our girl Diora Baird, however, we’d be in some business. Just look at how perfect the girl is:
[More pics after the jump, including shots of two more casting calls I’d love to see….]
Diora Baird: the only logical choice.
Watch the suits try to cast Katherine Heigl, whom Luketic directed in this summer’s skip-it-if-you’re-wise romantic “comedy” The Ugly Truth.
Kicking pipe-dream casting ideas to the curb, here’s one that’s strong in possibility and welcome in hopeful execution:
I’d gladly drop coin to see Scarlett Johannson wearing latex and shooting laser-guns in outer space. Obviously.
“Give us one more pipe-dream casting suggestion,” you say? Okay, okay…..try this one on for size:
[Both pics from Esquire]
Yes, I’m seriously suggesting Katy Perry. Barbarella is the ultimate in campiness by nature, so I say take fill that spirit to the brim. Barbarella kissing girls, both hot and cold? I like it.
News first announced over at: Entertainment Weekly