Jennifer Connelly: Will She Star in "Labyrinth" Reboot?

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Jennifer Connelly recently spoke out about her Labyrinth costar--David Bowie--upon the sad news that the singer and actor had passed away almost two weeks ago. Now word is circling about a reboot of the film--but no one seems to know a lot about it.

In 1986's Labyrinth, Jennifer Connelly played the role of a teenager (she was a teenager at the time), who had to navigate Jareth's (played by David Bowie) labyrinth to prevent her little brother from becoming a goblin.

“I met David Bowie when I was 14 and he became a hero to me–because he was an artist, and because he was a genius who had the time to be kind,” Connelly said in a recent statement to Entertainment Weekly. “I’d never met such an extraordinary artist before, and I haven’t since–the world will be a grayer place without him. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”

The Hollywood Reporter said late this week that a Labyrinth reboot is in the works.

"TriStar has closed a deal with The Jim Henson Co. to produce a new iteration and has hired Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to pen the script," they report.

Nothing is said, however, about casting. Surely Jennifer Connelly won't reprise her role as Sarah--unless Sarah in the new film is all grown up--but fans would certainly love to see her cast.

Who do you think casting directors might consider to fill the late David Bowie's role of Jareth?

Hollywood is abuzz about the reboot of Labyrinth, but those involved are keeping tight-lipped.

Jennifer Connelly has yet to comment on whether or not she's being kept apprised of the plans.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.