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No Link Between Kate Beckinsale and "Barbarella"

April 27, 2007 (7:10 am) GMT
Kate Beckinsale told IGN that she "never heard anything" about words saying her up for the lead role in "Barbarella."

Despite the heavy words floating around about her possibility to fill in the lead role in "", turned out to be unaware of her being reported so by Britain's Daily Express last week.

Finally gave response to the publication after learning about it, the "" star has laughed off the tidbit and assured IGN that no one has even approached her for any talks to take the part.

"I just found out myself today," the beauty told the site last week from the set of the currently-filming "." "It's thrilling! I've never heard anything about it before today. One of the [Whiteout] crewmembers told me."

Produced by Dino De Laurentiis for Paramount Pictures, "Barbarella" is a remake of the 1968 flick of the same name which follows the feisty space explorer as she conducts a special mission of tracking down a mad scientist named Durand Durand. "" director Peter Webber has already been tapped to helm with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade penning the script.

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