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No Rose

For Barbarella

10/24/2007 11:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Universal Studios has taken one giant leap back from backing the remake of "Barbarella." The movie, which was set to be directed by "Sin City" boss Robert Rodriguez, was also set to star his new fiancee, Rose McGowan.

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A source tells the NY Observer's Transom the studio was unhappy about the casting choice, and when Robert refused to find someone else, the studio's only option was to drop the deal altogether. A Rose by any other name -- will not do!

Rodriguez has denied these claims and said that the reason for the parting of ways was all about budget, saying that the original backing offered by Universal was $60 million, but by shooting time, costs had ballooned to $72 million.

TMZ contacted reps for McGowan and Rodriguez, but have yet to receive comment.

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1.

abj    

Perez had this last week.

Also, who the hell cares?

2492 days ago
2.

tba    

Why remake an already bad movie?

2492 days ago
3.

Moose    

If true, great move by Universal. McGowen is one of the last actresses that I would ever consider for that role. IMO, McGowen is a marginal actress at best. You need a tall, stacked, beautiful woman to play Barbarella.

2492 days ago
4.

beware of big dark HERPE caves    

Shes not pretty or sexy enuff for the role of Barbarella!!

2492 days ago
5.

Stan    

Oh PLease hire Britney Spears ! she would be perfect for the role !

2492 days ago
6.

Jcase    

Jeez...Another story that Perez had last week.....TMZ is starting to suck

2492 days ago
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DENNIS IMONDI    

Why does Rudy Giuliani want to bring back the draft?

2492 days ago
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Justin B    

Remaking Barberella is a horrible idea.

That was a cool movie for its time but let it be. Come on Holywood, has the well run that dry?

2492 days ago
9.

Merry Christmas    

Didn't Rose have a lot of plastic surgery that changed the look of her face? Correct me if I am wrong.

2492 days ago
10.

val    

Maybe Botox wasnt included in the budget!

2492 days ago
11.

Veronica    

Rose McGowan is a husband snatcher slut !!

She will destroy his career!!!

2492 days ago
12.

Sillyme    

Rose is too old, haggard and wonky faced to do this. Jane Fonda hated making the exploitive vulgar movie. Even if you added the creature of the black lagoon as a comic- romantic interest for Rose it wouldn't work.

2492 days ago
13.

Ehhhh    

Regarding all the McGowan/Rodriguez stories: why is everyone blaming ONLY the female (in this case, Rose McGowan) for the breakup of Rodriguez's marriage? Doesn't he take some responsibility in that area? If he didn't want to leave his wife, then NO WOMAN could have "seduced" him away. There are plenty of men who are VERY tempted but they say no because they are truly in love with and committed to their wives. Rodriguez obviously had problems in his marriage to begin with. Not saying that sleeping with a married man is the best way to go, and I'm not particularly a RM fan, but there shouldn't be this double standard of "the woman is always the homewrecker".

2492 days ago
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Kat    

Rose is a has-been who had too much plastic surgery. Those idiots are imdb.com think that she is going to get the part fort the new Wonder Woman movie. Yeah, right. lol

2492 days ago
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Kat    

She will be walking Sunset Blvd. within a year.

2492 days ago
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