James Cameron Could Direct Angelina Jolie in 'Cleopatra'

October 15, 2010 03:35:57 GMT

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.

James Cameron Could Direct Angelina Jolie in 'Cleopatra'
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Rumor has it, James Cameron and Sony Pictures Entertainment "are exploring the very real possibility" that he will serve behind the lens for "Cleopatra". If the news broken by Deadline Hollywood is indeed real and the deal is sealed, the "Avatar" filmmaker could direct Angelina Jolie which is reportedly attached to take the title role.

Though the 35-year-beauty's involvement in the project has not been officially announced yet, the site says Jolie is "anxious" to make the movie. Additionally, it is said that Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chair Amy Pascal wants to own the Angelina Jolie franchise like it owns the franchises of Adam Sandler and Will Smith because "she's a real star who can open a movie by herself" and "she knows she was born to play this part" because it's the "greatest female heroine" that ever lived.

Furthermore, Pascal reportedly decided to fast-track the PG-13 and 3D film project after screenwriter Bran Helgeland turned in a script which is described as a "brilliant script deserving of epic treatment" all about "what the Romans took from Egypt". He is eying a start date in 2011, Deadline further claims.

"Cleopatra", which will be produced by Scott Rudin, is based on Stacy Schiff's book entitled "Cleopatra: A Life". It explores Cleopatra's lethal political struggle with her brother, her romance with Julius Caesar, her nine-year affair with Mark Antony and her demise.

Angelina Jolie is currently filming a Bosnian war love story which will be her directorial debut. Meanwhile, James Cameron is set to produce "Fantastic Voyage" before returning to the directing seat of "Avatar" sequel.


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posted by eber hart on Dec 30, 2010
Thrise stale retread + empty, empty techno worship + RED China franchise slum appeal + enormous potential for still more soft porn eugenocide pre-programming mind control implants = 'the very latest' from the ever unborn, aging FAST bedroom princes of Boomer Hollywood
posted by Cindy on Nov 04, 2010
The only reason this woman is popular is because of the affairs she has with different men. Movies these days are just not what they use to be. We seem to be in an era of talentedless actors/actresses that all they have to do is stay in the headlines and everyone wants to called them stars.
posted by no name on Oct 21, 2010
i wish she would just disappear perm!overated!honestly what is soooo great about her did she slip all directores bat powerder as one of 3 husbands/familiy's known she has torn apart (not including the ones not yet noted) everyone should pick up "BRAGLINA EXPOSED". wake up everyone no AMOUNT OF MONEY WILL TAKE BACK ALL THE BAD SICK CRAP SHE DOES AND DID.She is so fake smart people see through it while others must have had her secret powder slipped in something of thiers. She looks like a walking dead corpes but im sure they will darken her nasty pale skin and load her w/makeup. yuck.
posted by i love jilly on Oct 19, 2010
I say jada pinkett all the way. She has the most perfect face!!!! And she is the REAL Mrs. Smith.
posted by no no no no on Oct 19, 2010
I just lost all respect for cameron
posted by Baby pink on Oct 17, 2010
Oh God help us all. We've already suffered watching her in Cleopatra n the movie "Original Sin" and u c how that turned out. What Angelina is doing isn't what should b mistakened 4 acting any way. Unless puckering up and squinting your eyes is the other definition n the dictionary that I just didn't know about. And does "X~Factor" mean freak ? This would b an all around bad investment for James Cameron and a missed opportunity 4 the actress with actual abilities to master the roll. Its my opinon that the original Elizabeth Taylor version not b remade @ all. Acting from that era of time was true acting, unlike what 'celebrities' title themselves as today.
posted by i love jilly on Oct 15, 2010
Is there no one else. This person is overexposed. Angelina should stay in the rag mags and stay out of movies. Try zeta jones or anybody but this one.
posted by wait a minute on Oct 15, 2010
When is angie going to pay some attention to all of her children?????
posted by kelly on Oct 15, 2010
Jada pinkett smith would be the perfect cleopatra
posted by hedra on Oct 15, 2010
She would be great, beauty, brains and heart. CZJ would look good but doesn't have the x factor or the acting ability. I'm pretty sure she sees her kids more than most parents who work, filming only takes a few months and even then her kids are with her. Go girl

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