British movie sensation Keira Knightley is being lined up to star in a movie remake of 1960s TV series I Dream Of Jeannie.

According to Hollywood sources, the sexy star of Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL is set to beat American actress Jessica Simpson to the lead role - made famous by Barbara Eden in the hit show.

An insider reveals, "Keira is obviously in big demand at the moment, and was simply the number one choice for the role."

In the original show, Larry Hagman played an NASA astronaut who discovers a mysterious bottle - with Eden's genie inside -while on a mission.

11/02/2004 02:33