Robert Rodriguez’ remake of Barbarella is in trouble.
Universal Studios has backed out of backing the movie, whose budget the source pegged at nearly $100 million, because Mr. Rodriguez has insisted on casting his new fiancé, Rose McGowan, in the lead role.
The movie depicts a futuristic astronaut who travels the galaxy, seductively conquering everything in her path. More famous names floated for the part included Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Jessica Alba. [NY Observer]
Holy horrible actresses, Batman! Who do I rip on first??
Rose McGowan: when even the movie execs know you suck, the writing’s on the wall. Jessica Alba: possibly an even worse actress than McGowan. Berry: one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood – sure she was good in Monster’s Ball, she barely had to talk. Kidman: perhaps the only actress more overrated than Halle Berry. Plus, she has clear skin, and I don’t mean acne free.
Robert Rodriguez is an 8-year-old. A penis gun? A guitar case bomb – on wheels? Mexi-CAN? Can you not self-edit? When Planet Terror turned out actually good, I thought he’d grown up. Apparently not. Famous directors do not stir Marylin Manson’s vanilla, dude. That’s just gross, man. I heard his semen smells like Clove cigarettes.