Sunday, April 15, 2007

This Is Just . . . Wrong

Daily Express: The World's Greatest Newspaper :: News / Showbiz :: Sienna looks perfect for �55m Barbarella role: "BARBARELLA producers think Sienna is perfect for the �55million update of the 1968 fantasy classic, which turned Jane Fonda into a sex symbol and film icon.

“Sienna is at the top of our wish list and discussions are under way,” revealed a source close to the film’s makers. “Not only is she gorgeous but she is a modern, sassy girl with just the right image. Like the young Jane Fonda she combines sex appeal and acting ability.”

Angelina Jolie has also been considered for the role but her high asking price – nearly �10million – is said to make her casting unlikely."

10 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

I don't know what's worse, the story or The Daily Express claiming it is "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - NOT!

1. There is NO need to remake what was (sorry, Bill) mediocre at best the first time around.
2. If you are going to do it, pay Angie's price - she IS Barbarella.
3. There is no #3.

Bill Crider said...

Sure the movie was mediocre. But who cared about that?

Scott Cupp said...

I saw Jane Fonda at an ABA years ago and told her thaqt seeing Barbarella was a life changing experience. She smiled and said, "And what was I before that? Chopped Liver?" Certainnly not, but it was the first of her movies I had seen.

Bill Crider said...

The first one I saw was Tall Story. Tony Perkins was utterly unconvincing, but I fell for Hanoi Jane.

Anonymous said...

Jane Fonda made other movies? Just joking.

I love Sienna Miller (see CASANOVA), but Bill's right, she's just wrong for Barbarella. But if Costner can do "Dancing in Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood), Sienna can do Barbarella. I'll see it. On DVD.

Stilwell

Bill Crider said...

I liked Casanova a lot, unlike most of the critics, and not just because of Sienna Miller. She didn't hurt, though.

Ray said...

When I look at Sienna Miller, I get the unerring hunch that she stinks. I don't know why. She's just got that look about her. Like she hasn't washed in about a week.

So Sienna Miller equals "musty" to me. Not a good quality for Barbarella.

Bill Crider said...

Er. Um.

Brent McKee said...

Spend the extra bucks and get Angelina - she's worth it for name value alone, and she probably looks better nude. If there's no nudity (and discreetly indicated sex) it's just not Barbarella!

Bill Crider said...

You got that right, Brent!