Tarantino's 'Faster, Pussycat' Remake Isn't Happening

Bob Preston
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Months after "Variety" columnist Liz Smith claimed that Quentin Tarantino had plans to remake Russ Meyer's B-movie classic "Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill!," rumors continue spread about the project – false rumors.

The mysterious project popped up on the adult industry's radar earlier this month when the New York Post's Page Six reported that Tera Patrick had been cast in the lead role.

Near the beginning of 2008, Smith said that Tarantino had his eye on three mainstream stars for the movie: Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes and Britney Spears. This week, British tabloid the Telegraph repeated the Spears story, adding that Tarantino was in talked with two other "Hollywood stars" to join the cast.

But it looks like the project is a dream. Both the New York Post and the Telegraph cited unnamed sources, and a representative for Spears denied the report.

“Though she definitely intends to explore acting roles down the road, right now she’s concentrating on recording her next album,” Spears' representative said.

Representatives for Patrick declined to comment on the casting news to XBIZ, as did Tarantino's camp.

The assiduously updated Internet Movie Database doesn't list the project on Tarantino's profile page. Movie blogger Drew McWeeny of Ain't It Cool News also devoted some time to dismissing the rumors.

"When someone tells you that [Tarantino] cast Tera Patrick or Britney Spears in his new remake of ["Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill!"], they are (A) lying, (B) mistakenly listening to someone who is lying, or (C) just inclined to repeat any nonsense they are told."

Finally, Tarantino himself told MTV's Movies Blog that the story about the "Pussycat" remake was "complete bullshit."