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Sydney Sweeney to star in new ‘Barbarella’ film

Sydney Sweeney is set to star in a new “Barbarella” movie for Sony Pictures. Adapted from French writer and illustrator Jean-Claude Forest’s comic series and directed by Roger Vadim, the original 1968 “Barbarella” starred Jane Fonda as the space-traveling heroine. The film has garnered ‘cult film’ status over the years, with Barbarella widely seen as one of Fonda’s most iconic on-screen roles.

The new project for Sony is in early development, with no director, producer or writer currently attached; however Sweeney seemed to confirm the project through an Instagram post, sharing an image of original artwork from the original 1968 film with a caption: “time to save the universe.”

Sweeney has a slate of projects lined up with Sony Pictures — she is co-starring alongside Dakota Johnson in the Marvel Comics adaptation “Madame Web,” and will star in “The Registration,” an adaptation of Madison Lawson’s thriller of the same name. Additionally, Sweeney’s acclaimed performances in the first season of HBO’s comedy series “The White Lotus” and the network’s “Euphoria” earned her two Emmy nominations for both programs.

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