Rose McGowan is … Barbarella?

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For some reason, Rose McGowan is in hot demand. I’m not sure why, though. She’s a mildly decent actress who has been more famous for wearing a see-through dress to an MTV awards show and dating androgynous freak rocker Marilyn Manson than for her roles. But apparently even a leading role in a box office disaster like the recent “Grind House” is enough to get you back into the spotlight, as here comes the latest casting rumors: Rose McGowan as Barbarella in the recent remake of the movie of the same name to be written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, who directed McGowan in said “Grind House”. Apparently the rumor was given birth by the fact that Rodriguez is currently using McGowan as a test “model” for the movie.

More from Joblo.com:

According to a JoBlo scooper we’ll call ‘Zeiss’, there may be some truth to that. It seems that Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios are gearing up for production, and have already done some FX test footage, with McGowan standing in as the titular intergalactic vixen.

Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean McGowan is locked for the part — she could have just been conveniently available for Rodriguez to use as his “model”. Or perhaps he’ll use the footage as a convincer for Universal and producer Dino De Laurentiis to cast someone of McGowan’s relatively low star wattage in such a major film role.

Yah, I agree. No way McGowan is going to get the role.

Kate Beckinsale? Now I can get behind that casting rumor…

Rose McGowan is ... Barbarella?

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  • miriam

    I just wanted to say Rose Mcgowen is a very good actress.I think she would be good in Barbarella.She can carry the movie fine. Anyone if Jane Fonda could now that is not a very good actress.

  • miriam

    I just wanted to say Rose Mcgowen is a very good actress.I think she would be good in Barbarella.She can carry the movie fine. Anyone if Jane Fonda could now that is not a very good actress.

  • miriam

    I just wanted to say Rose Mcgowen is a very good actress.I think she would be good in Barbarella.She can carry the movie fine. Anyone if Jane Fonda could now that is not a very good actress.

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ victoria moonie

    Rose Mcgowen is the only reason i would see this movie*

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ victoria moonie

    Rose Mcgowen is the only reason i would see this movie*

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ victoria moonie

    Rose Mcgowen is the only reason i would see this movie*

  • http://www.yahoo.com victoria moonie

    Rose Mcgowen is the only reason i would see this movie*

  • Cher

    Rose Mcgowen is brilliant! Grindhouse was only a flop because people didn’t “get” it and walked out halfway through when the fake trailers came on. Grindhouse is awesome, as are the two full length films that span from it, both of which she also stars in, and KICKS ASS in. It became a cult classic overnight. Donnie Darko was a box office flop, but look at the DVD sales! And the leading actor? He is a star now! Everyone has to star somewhere – no one is born a worldwide thenomenon, they BECOME one by working hard. Just because an actor or actress does not do well at the box office, or makes low budget films, does not mean that they are no good, or they could not handle a big budget film or make a box office smash, given the opportunity. The woman has a huge following! Charmed, for starters, was pretty good without her, but blew everyone away with awesome once she joined the cast. Stop insulting Rose, please. She could easily carry this, Red Sonja, Sin City 2… anything she wants!

  • Cher

    Rose Mcgowen is brilliant! Grindhouse was only a flop because people didn’t “get” it and walked out halfway through when the fake trailers came on. Grindhouse is awesome, as are the two full length films that span from it, both of which she also stars in, and KICKS ASS in. It became a cult classic overnight. Donnie Darko was a box office flop, but look at the DVD sales! And the leading actor? He is a star now! Everyone has to star somewhere – no one is born a worldwide thenomenon, they BECOME one by working hard. Just because an actor or actress does not do well at the box office, or makes low budget films, does not mean that they are no good, or they could not handle a big budget film or make a box office smash, given the opportunity. The woman has a huge following! Charmed, for starters, was pretty good without her, but blew everyone away with awesome once she joined the cast. Stop insulting Rose, please. She could easily carry this, Red Sonja, Sin City 2… anything she wants!

  • Cher

    Rose Mcgowen is brilliant! Grindhouse was only a flop because people didn’t “get” it and walked out halfway through when the fake trailers came on. Grindhouse is awesome, as are the two full length films that span from it, both of which she also stars in, and KICKS ASS in. It became a cult classic overnight. Donnie Darko was a box office flop, but look at the DVD sales! And the leading actor? He is a star now! Everyone has to star somewhere – no one is born a worldwide thenomenon, they BECOME one by working hard. Just because an actor or actress does not do well at the box office, or makes low budget films, does not mean that they are no good, or they could not handle a big budget film or make a box office smash, given the opportunity. The woman has a huge following! Charmed, for starters, was pretty good without her, but blew everyone away with awesome once she joined the cast. Stop insulting Rose, please. She could easily carry this, Red Sonja, Sin City 2… anything she wants!