Sydney Sweeney continues her rise into prominence within Hollywood and is next set to lead a revitalized science fiction franchise. Deadline has announced that the actress will be starring in a new Barbarella film for Sony Pictures. The film will be based on the vintage French comic series by Jean-Claude Forest. It has previously been adapted to film in 1968 in a project starring Jane Fonda. The movie is still in the early development stages with no writer or director attached to the project at this time.
Barbarella follows the tales of the titular character, an astronaut from the 41st century, from the evil ways of scientist Durand Durand. While not met with massive success financially at the box office, the film has garnered a relatively strong cult following in the over 50 years since its release. The character and literary series has served as a notable figure in the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 70s.
For Sweeney, this film will continue her strong working relationship with Sony Pictures. The young actress has a supporting role in the upcoming Madame Web film, which is set to branch off to a new corner of the greater Spider-Man universe. It’s currently unknown what role she is playing in the superhero film. She has quickly been rising in Hollywood thanks to her Emmy-nominated performances in the first season of The White Lotus and the second season of Euphoria for HBO.