Date: 4th August 2003
POP princess Britney Spears could be slipping into television's tiniest hot pants to play Daisy Duke in a big screen remake of the The Dukes of Hazzard.
The 21-year old star, whose revealing outfits have made bare midriffs a fashion must-have, could be set to sizzle on the silver screen as the denim short-short wearing country girl with a big heart, according to industry mag The Hollywood Reporter.
The 1970s television hit series followed the fast-driving antics of cousins Luke, Bo and Daisy as they evaded the law in the southern American town of Hazzard County.
Daisy was originally played by brunette Catherine Bach, who made male viewer's eyes water around the world as the boys' curvy cousin.
Movie industry insiders are also tipping Demi Moore squeeze, actor Ashton Kutcher (Dude Where's My Car, That 70s Show) and Paul Walker (The Fast and The Furious) for the roles of Luke and Bo.
If Spears lands the role it will be only her second movie role since her debut in the coming-of-age tale Crossroads, which proved a box office flop.
However Warner Brothers, who are putting the final touches to the script, have yet to confirm whether Britney will be the perfect fit for Daisy's shorts.
Source: Press Release