Amber Heard Set to Be 'Red Sonja'

Amber Heard

In the action film, the 'Pineapple Express' star will take over the role a lead role which was initially projected for Rose McGowan.

Model/actress Amber Heard has signed up to replace Rose McGowan in a remake of Brigitte Nielsen's 1985 action film "Red Sonja". The film has been in development for the past five years with directors like Robert Rodriguez and Brett Ratner attached to the project.

Shortly after Rodriguez was linked to the film, a poster of his girlfriend McGowan as Red Sonja hit the Internet, but she has since quit the project, as has the "Planet Terror" moviemaker. Now, "Con Air" and "The Mechanic" director Simon West is in charge of the film and Heard will lead the cast, according to

Amber Heard made her breakthrough after appearing in "Pineapple Express" and as the lead and title character in "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane". The 24-year-old beauty will be next seen starring opposite Nicolas Cage in "Drive Angry" and Johnny Depp in "The Rum Diary".


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    Feb 21, 2011

    This movie has officially went in the toilet. With Rodriguez it stood to be a violent, edgy pic. With him gone and the director of (gag) Con Air, and the long Robert E. Howard project.

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