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Angelina Jolie will Play Cleopatra VII in the Upcoming Movie
Sony Studios has a new rendition of Cleopatra is currently in production, with Angelina Jolie slated to play the historic queen. Currently not much is known about this upcoming movie.
This movie is based on Stacy Schiff's novel Cleopatra: a Life, with Brian Helgeland and David Scarpa writing the screenplay.
Denis Villeneuve will direct the film, and Scott Rudin will produce.
This movie began as a passion project for Angelina Jolie and was originally slated to be delivered in 2013. However, after multiple setbacks, the movie is now back on track.
There have been rumors that Lady Gaga could play Cleopatra as well, however that may just be based on wishful thinking from some of Gaga's fans.
Could Lady Gaga Play Cleopatra instead?
The Hollywood rumor mill has suggested that Lady Gaga may be Jolie's main competitor for the role of Cleopatra. It appears that they have both been in talks with Sony executives in regards to playing Elizabeth Taylor's coveted part.
What Kind of Movie will the New Cleopatra Be?
This movie will take a unique perspective compared to previous versions. It will be in a political thriller instead of an epic romantic film, and will focus on how Cleopatra was an educated powerful and tactical woman, and not focus on rumors of promiscuity.
The story will focus on the rising political power of Cleopatra VII and will have a feel closer to Games of Thrones than the original romantic fairy tale that has been the style in past productions. This movie is supposed to be bloody, and dirty, and dramatic.
Previous Cleopatra Movies
Previous Cleopatra movies include:
- A 1963 movie with Liz Taylor
- A 1917 American silent historical drama with Theda Bara
- A 1972 adaption of Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra with Hildegard Neil as Cleopatra
- A 1999 miniseries based Margaret George's 1997 historical fiction novel
Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on June 01, 2018:
This should be an interesting product. :)
peachy from Home Sweet Home on May 30, 2018:
she is indeed a talented actress and I admire her courage