Sydney Sweeney, American actress and star of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, will feature in the new Barbarella for Sony Pictures, a source close to the project told Variety. The film is said to be at a very early stage, with no director, producer or actor working on the film at the moment. Sweeney is reportedly going to be the executive producer of the film as well. 

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Barbarella is based on a series of French comic books by Jean-Claude Forest that was adapted into a movie in 1968, staring Jane Fonda who played a space traveller. 

On Tuesday, Sweeney, the Emmy-nominated actor, confirmed her involvement with the film via an Instagram post. The actor posted a picture of the original artwork from the original 1968 space opera and captioned it “time to save the universe”. 

While not much is known about Sweeney’s Barbarella yet, Roger Vadim’s 1968 version narrates the tale of an astronaut from the 41st century who tries to stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Rays can bring back evil in the galaxy.

Though the film was not a massive box office success, it has acquired cult following over the years and is now regarded as one of Fonda’s most iconic on-screen roles.

Sweeney has become one of the most sought-after actors after her compelling performances in the first season of HBO’s The White Lotus and the second season of Euphoria, for both of which she received Emmy nominations.

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Apart from Madame Webb, she recently concluded the production of Tony Tost’s film National Anthem and Reality.

Sweeney also started a film production firm recently and is said to be taking an active role in the venture.