Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke?

March 5, 2004 at 3:19 PM

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Jessica Simpson is favored to play Daisy Duke in the upcoming "The Dukes of Hazzard" film remake, MTV reported on its Web site Friday.

"I would love to be Daisy Duke," Simpson told MTV. "I think that would be so much fun, just to wear the shorts. I would get to have my own car. I think it would be a blast."

Simpson met with producer Bill Gerber about playing Bo and Luke Duke's cousin, a role played by Catherine Bach in the CBS series that aired 1979 to 1985.

After the meeting, Gerber bragged about Simpson in a People magazine interview.

"(Simpson is) young, moral, bright, gorgeous and Southern, everything that Daisy is," Gerber said.

Ashton Kutcher and Paul Walker are reportedly the favorites for the roles of Bo and Luke Duke, MTV said.

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