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The actress said in an interview that playing the Egyptian pharaoh would be a great end to an actor's career.
'It just feels right to me after all the other types of films I've done,' Lee praises the 'Cleopatra' script, while welcoming the idea of making it his next project after 'Life of Pi'.
Fincher is the third acclaimed director who bails out of the long-gestating project after James Cameron and Paul Greengrass left the gig in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Sharing a few updates on his upcoming movie project with Jolie, the director said that he is not interested in making an epic take on the classic Egyptian queen story.
Insisting that the Egyptian queen has been 'very misunderstood', the 'Tourist' star claims that the aims of the remake movie are 'to get into a different truth about her as a pharaoh in history'.
The director confirmed that he is not going to direct the Sony picture, allegedly because he has chosen to concentrate on the two 'Avatar' sequels.
The helmer says that he is indeed in talks to direct the movie with Jolie attached to star, calling the project 'a slam dunk'.
There are words on the street that the 'Avatar' helmer is currently in talks to take the helming duty for Sony's film in which the actress is attached to star.
Columbia Pictures is on the way to develop both epic feature "Cleopatra" and comedic flick "My Wife Hates Your Wife" under its banner.