Jessica Alba is favourite for ‘Barbarella’ role

Jessica Alba is the rumoured favourite for the role of Barbarella in the upcoming film remake.

The original film, which starred Jane Fonda, was set in the future and told the tale of a highly sexual female mercenary given the task of finding the evil Durand-Durand.

According to one source “The script is under way and John Carpenter is set to direct, so it’s all about finding the new Barbarella. Whoever gets it is going to have to look super-hot in not very much clothing.”

Sienna Miller and Katherine Heigl have also been named for the part.