Pop singer Jessica Simpson is desperate to land the lead role in a big screen remake of sixties TV comedy series I Dream Of Jeannie.

The star of TV reality show NEWLYWEDS admits she's been vying for the part of the female genie contained in a bottle - originally played by BARBARA EDEN - in the COLUMBIA PICTURES movie.

She says, "That's my dream role. I just think it would be so fun to be able to play that persona and go into a dream world."

26/11/2003 17:34