According to the Miami Herald on 2/25/05: I've seen other articles on line that say that Kate Hudson has signed on. I suppose she's a good a choice as any. I'm glad it's not Jessica Simpson like was rumoured or Lindsay Lohan. And I'm also hoping Gurinder checks her IDOJ history and makes sure that when the Jeannie in her film meets up with Tony Nelson that at that time he was a Captain, not a Cmdr. I like the idea of this movie, that it shows Jeannie's history. It'll be interesting to see who plays Tony. My choice would be Eric McCormack. He has the same nervous energy as Larry Hagman had.