Sydney Sweeney will star in a new remake of the hit film Barbarella
Sydney Sweeney is on a roll right now. On the heels of acclaimed performances on HBO shows Euphoria and The White Lotuswhich earned her not one but two Emmy nominations, the actress sealed her status as one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities.
So it only makes sense that the star has just been cast as the lead in a remake of the iconic 60s film. Barbarelle.
Adapted from the comic book series by French writer and illustrator Jean-Claude Forest, the original 1968 film starred Jane Fonda as the titular 41st-century space-traveling heroine who sets out to find and to stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose positronic ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.
Although the film was not a huge box office hit at the time, it has since become a cult classic and is now considered one of the defining roles of Fonda’s career.
It’s a big step up for the new remake, which was first announced in 2020. While no writer or director has yet been attached, Deadline reports that Sweeney is set to executive produce the project, which is in the early stages of development.
In an Instagram post, the actress announced her involvement in the exciting new remake, sharing an image of the original artwork from the 1968 film with the caption, “Time to save the universe.”
The Barbarelle remake is just the latest of Sweeney’s collaborations with Sony Pictures, where she is emerging as a fan favorite. The actor is set to star alongside Dakota Johnson in Marvel’s upcoming studio adaptation Mrs. Webbas well as produce and perform in The recordan adaptation of Madison Lawson’s thriller.
The star also recently wrapped production on the Tony Tost film National anthem and has teamed up with Endeavor Content to produce a television adaptation of The table of players.
We can’t wait to see Sweeney as a double-rated five-star astronavigator “Earth girl.” Watch this space for more details.