We have very interesting information today: Angelina Jolie might portray Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra in a future film.
Producer Scott Rudin has bought the rights to Stacy Schiff‘s book Cleopatra: A Life, and is working on the adaptation of historical biography.
Oscar winning producer Rudin wants Jolie to star in it and also confirmed that the adaptation is “being developed for and with Jolie.”
Schiff, the author of the biography gave the idea her blessing.
“Physically, she’s the perfect look.” she said.
The role of Cleopatra has most famously been played by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 movie of the same name.
Beyond this, we have no other information about new Cleopatra project.
Here’s the synopsis of Stacy Schiff’s book Cleopatra: A Life:
Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day.
Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a son with Caesar and–after his murder–three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since.