NBC Lands 'Cleopatra' From Lorenzo di Bonaventura

NBC Lands 'Cleopatra' From Lorenzo di Bonaventura

The Peacock has nabbed a period drama about the Egyptian queen with the 'Transformers' producer serving as an executive producer.

NBC could start a new story of Cleopatra. After a reported competitive bid with another network, the Peacock has landed a period drama titled "Cleopatra" from one of the men behind "Transformers" film series, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, with a put pilot commitment.

The new project is said to be "an epic romance set in a world of sorcery, gods and monsters that centers on Cleopatra, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar." According to Deadline, the story follows the titular queen as she "makes a sacred pact with a goddess to win back her throne, igniting a curse and an infamous love triangle that changes the course of history, forever ending the 4,000 year dominion of the Pharaoh."

"Cleopatra" is being developed at ABC Studios with Michael Seitzman penning the script. He also serves as executive producer alongside di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott.

The story of Cleopatra has been adapted into several works, including Elizabeth Taylor's 1963 movie. A new Cleopatra film is being developed at Sony with David Fincher attached to direct and Angelina Jolie to take the titular role.

© AceShowbiz.com

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    Sep 19, 2015

    I am doing a history Assighnment and we have to make a model or thing to do with ancient Egypt and I have d coded to make cleopatra's costume and I am wondering What are those sticks cleopatra is holding onto in most images because I would like to make them part of the coustume but I need to know what they are and what they are called

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