June 11, 2010

Angelina Jolie to play Cleopatra?

Actress Angelina Jolie is likely to play the legendary Egyptian ruler Cleopatra in a biopic.
Producer Scott Rudin has purchased the film rights of the upcoming biography Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life, written by Stacy Schiff who feels Jolie would be ideal in the role.
"Physically, she's the perfect look," quoted the author as saying..
The biography is due for November release and Rudin's office has confirmed that the movie "is being developed for and with Jolie".
The role Cleopatra has most famously been played by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 lavish movie of the same name. Richard Burton played Cleopatra's Roman lover Marc Anthony.