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Producer Eyes Angelina Jolie for Cleopatra Role

June 11, 2010 03:43:51 GMT

Scott Rudin is developing a movie project based on a new biography of the Queen of the Nile 'for and with Jolie'.


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Angelina Jolie has been dubbed the perfect depicter of Cleopatra. Producer Scott Rudin has acquired the rights to an upcoming biography of the Queen of the Nile titled "Cleopatra: A Life" and is envisioning the 35-year-old beauty to portray the famous Egypt queen.

According to USA Today, Rudin's office has confirmed that the project is indeed "being developed for and with Jolie." Also gushing on the actress' qualifications to play Cleopatra, the book's writer Stacy Schiff said during a lunch in Manhattan to promote the biography, "Physically, she's the perfect look."

As for Cleopatra's man, Schiff claimed Jolie's real-life partner Brad Pitt will be suitable to portray Mark Antony. However, when asked about who is the potential depicter of Julius Caesar, the author admitted she has no idea.

According to the book's description on Amazon, "Cleopatra: A Life" explores Cleopatra's lethal political struggle with her brother, her romance with Julius Caesar, her nine-year affair with Mark Antony and her demise. In the book, Schiff wants to capture "the operatic life of an exceptionally seductive and powerful woman, whose death ushered in a new world order."

Earlier this year, Angelina Jolie announced that she left "Wanted 2" which will serve as a follow-up to "Wanted (2008)". She is currently filming "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp while her upcoming summer movie "Salt" is set to open wide in theaters across the U.S. on July 23.

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posted by Anna on Jan 20, 2011
Cleopatra was not white. She was not European w/ blue eyes & light skin like Angelina Jolie and Elizabeth Taylor, so to have Angelina playing Cleopatra would not be an accurate portrayal of Cleopatra. Cleopatra was mixed race as were many other Egyptians she definitely had black in her, so why not have a mulatto play Cleopatra instead of having this overrated British/French/Native American actress playing Cleopatra? Zoe Saldana,Beyonce, Thandie Newton, and Rosario Dawson especially would make a great Cleopatras cuz of their features. It definitely would be more accurate. Btw they have re-created Cleopatra's face and she is medium to dark skinned and with a hooked nose. A hooked nose is a caucasian feature while the skin color is African so she was obviously mixed.

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