She is undoubtedly one of the buzz names in Hollywood right now, thanks to turns in 'Immaculate' and the roundly-panned 'Madame Web' - but Sydney Sweeney's passion project is starting to take shape.

Sweeney was announced as the star of Sony's forthcoming 'Barbarella' remake as far back as 2022, but until now, further details have been vague.

However, it has been revealed that none other than Edgar Wright is in talks to direct the film, while Jane Goldman and Honey Ross - otherwise known as the wife and daughter of Jonathan Ross - are in talks to write the script. Goldman, of course, is a long-established screenwriter.

The original 'Barbarella' was released in 1968 and the sci-fi film starred Jane Fonda as the titular heroine who is a space traveller on a mission to track down a scientist, Durand Durand, who has a weapon capable of destroying humanity.

Wright, meanwhile, is currently directing an adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Running Man' but is best known for films like 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Hot Fuzz' and 'Baby Driver'.

In a previous interview, Sweeney acknowledged the commercial failure of 'Madame Web' by saying that it had led her to 'Barbarella'.

“To me, that film was a building block, it’s what allowed me to build a relationship with Sony," she said. "Without doing ‘Madame Web’ I wouldn’t have a relationship with the decision-makers over there. Everything in my career I do not just for that story, but strategic business decisions. Because I did that, I was able to sell ‘Anyone but You.’ I was able to get ‘Barbarella.’"