The star of Dark Angel and Sin City, Jessica Alba, has beaten number of other actors in Hollywood to land the coveted lead in the upcoming I Dream of Jeannie movie.

Alba, who also appeared in Fantastic Four, will co-star with Jimmy Fallon for the latest in a succession of classic TV series remakes.

She has reportedly beaten Kate Hudson, Lindsay Lohan and Alicia Silverstone to the role. According to internet site, the director of Bend it Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha, is interested in taking charge of the project.