Film director Robert Rodriguez's dream of remaking BARBARELLA looks to be over because he is insisting on casting fiancee Rose McGowan in the lead role. Universal Studios originally offered $200 million (GBP100 million) to do a remake of the cult 60's Sci-fi movie, but now they want to axe the project - and insiders are pinning the blame on casting decisions. A source tells the New York Observer, "It's sort of embarrassing for everyone involved, no-one thinks Rose can carry the movie, but Robert won't listen." MCGowan is best known for the TV series Charmed. Universal are said to be keen for more of a 'heavy-weight' actress to take the role. Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Jessica Alba are all said to interested.