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Angelina Jolie To Play Cleopatra??

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If anyone's going to fill Dame Elizabeth Taylor's faboosh shoes, it should most certainly be HER!

Producer Scott Rudin has purchased the rights to the yet-to-be-released biography, Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life, and the only person he has in mind to take on the iconic role is none other than Miz Angelina Jolie!

His office confirms that the film "is being developed for and with Jolie," and even the novel's author, Stacy Schiff, agrees!

She says:

"Physically, she's the perfect look."

We think she would RAWK this shiz! Definitely excited to see this one pan out!

What do U think?? Should Angie play Miz Cleo??

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198 comments to “Angelina Jolie To Play Cleopatra??”

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  1. 1

    Oh god. Are we going to put with her horrible accent again. She's attractive and a great actress but when she tries to do a foreign (non-American) accent, it is hideous!

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  3. 3

    Uh, considering Cleopatra was most certainly ethnic. How does this make sense? You'd think that Hollywood would want to right this wrong after so many years. Sheesh. It most certainly still is a Caucasion world.

  4. 4

    Yes!! She would be perfect!

  5. 5

    She's got the ego.

  6. 6

    No, she's old and beat. She surely has not aged gracefully. And on another note, you sound like a 13 year old girl with all your homo "hawt", "rawk", and "faboosh", give it a rest pole smoker.

  7. 7

    Jolie is busted. On to the next one…

  8. 8

    She looks so fucking evil. I'll bet she lies awake at night and thinks of ways to fuck with Shiloh.

  9. 9

    She's looks too old now. I have had enough of the grannies with Sex and the City 2. If you ask me, they should either user Kelly Hu or Catherine Zeta Jones, CZJ is old, but she looks exotic and still sexy as hell.

  10. 10

    Does Hollywood have ANY sense of or interest in historical accuracy??

    "Physically, she's the perfect look."

    Oh really? Pick up a book, moron, Cleopatra was average at best. And she was a teenager. Hello!!!!!

  11. 11

    wow, i saw this on yahoo news two days ago, you are behind

  12. 12

    YES! I would love to see Angie play Cleopatra

  13. 13

    Re: crooner – cleopatra was greek, and she was a redhead. Seriously, look into it.

  14. 14

    Well YEAH! Those eyes alone make her the perfect choice. And she has a royal swagger. She's regal, refined, poised, and a man eater. Go get 'em, woman.

  15. 15

    She sure was impressive in "Alexander" so why not - NOT

  16. 16

    She'd be perfect for the role, she's so elegant! I hope there's a decent script.

  17. 17

    Hell to the NOOO, Arent Egyptians Black?

  18. 18

    If I were casting Cleopatra I would cast Vanessa Williams, or Hallie Berry.

  19. JoeyW says – reply to this


    'Physically, she's the perfect look?' Erm…Angelina isn't ethnic. Cleopatra was. So fail. And she is horrendous at accents!!

  20. 20

    Seriously we need someone more like Peneloppe Cruz…
    Angelina Jolie is hot, but seriously EVERY movie.

  21. 21

    Well YEAH! The eyes alone make her the perfect fit. And she has royal swagger. Plus, she's a maneater.

    And who says she's too old? Cleopatra wasn't 18. She died at 39.

  22. JoeyW says – reply to this


    Re: hoochpit – Brilliant comment!!

  23. 23

    Yea for White People!

  24. 24

    WTF? ok hollywood needs to stop this bullshit. Cleopatra was black, not white how the hell is this goign to be doing the Queen herself justice? Why can5t hollywood hire a black actress and let the film not be some crummy remake that is soooo far from who cleopatra is and what race she was. Im sure Halle berry, Gabriel Union, or Zoe saldana will be the best fit for the role. Not angie?? Just like they fucked up karate kid by using a black kid, instead of a white kid. Sigh….. hollywood's standards are sooo low now they are only out for a fast buck instead of telling the real story. :(

  25. 25

    Great, another excuse for her to come up with some horrible fake accent and act like she's acting. I've never seen anyone so famous and rich with so little actual ability.

  26. 26

    Perfect, I'll def. watch

  27. 27

    I was hoping they'd make a film about Nefertiti and Akenaten (with Adrien Brody). I think Angelina bears a resemblance to that iconic head now in Berlin. The story would be more topical for today, showing how extreme religion can corrupt a nation. But Hollywood just keeps churning out the same old schlock.

  28. 28

    Why not pick an actual Egyptian or African actress?

  29. 29

    Sorry but how the fuck is she physically qualified, or perfect for the role. Honestly this is some bullshit. Clearly Cleo was born in Alexandria in Africa. You mean to tell me they don't think they can find a beautiful African woman or ethnic beauty to play the part? Angelina is pretty, but damn she is not out of this world beautiful. Cleopatra wasn't just known for having great beauty, but her intellect was also described to catch the men she dealt with as well. I'm just so sick of hollywood and their stupid castings. Its almost racist, their are plenty of women that would be perfect for that part that are AFRICAN!

  30. m.j says – reply to this


    I always get confused with the whole Egyptian thing? Are they black? Arabian? I'm so confused. People say Clepatra is greek or whatever but I've always pictured her ethnic looking..??

  31. 31

    Re: crooner – Cleopatra was Greek. The Hellenistic period of Egypt started hundreds of years before she became pharaoh. The end of her reign signaled the start of the Roman reign of Egypt. Angelina looks very much like someone who could play a Greek woman. The only thing that Angelina doesn't have going for her for this part is Cleopatra's rather large nose. Cleopatra's looks were desirable in the time that she ruled but had she been alive today, she most certainly would have hopped in line for a nose job.

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  33. 33

    Umm, isn't she a little old and haggard to play Cleopatra?

  34. 34

    Cleopatra was mostly Greek. Mrs. Jolie is NOT a perfect fit. She is a 'decent' actress, her work on accents is horrible, she's too old (unless they want her to be the Cleo-near death), and did I say she's just a 'decent' actress?

    The woman the BBC used in Rome for Cleopatra (Lyndsey Marshal) was great. I most certainly would not pay to see this one. Bootleg it!

  35. 35

    story was copied & paste! story was copied & paste! story was copied & paste!story was copied & paste! story was copied & paste! story was copied & paste! story was copied & paste! story was copied & paste! story was copied & paste!

  36. 36

    Uh, physically, she is NOT the perfect look.

  37. 37

    Cleopatra was not black! She was Macedonian Greek! all this black bullshit is new fake pop culture from a Shakespeare play where they believe tawny meant black.

    "the first American writer to suggest that Cleopatra had a black ancestor was J.A. Rogers, in World's Great Men of Color. Unfortunately, Rogers somewhat muddled Cleopatra's family history, claiming her father was Ptolemy XIII (nope, Ptolemy XII) and her grandfather was Ptolemy XI (nope, Ptolemy IX). Then he claimed that Ptolemy XIII (who was actually Cleopatra's brother and husband and cousin and, oh, you get the idea) showed pronounced Negro traits–although this claim doesn't seem to have any actual support."

  38. 38

    With Angie clear blue eyes and porcelin skin I don't see how she could pull off the role of Cleopatra…Love her but don't think she's the perfect one for it

  39. 39

    Re: wow411 – She was Greek! GREEK!

  40. 40

    Re: DaRockz – SHE WAS GREEK

  41. 41

    She's too old and too white. Cleopatra was young and kind of ugly. There are plenty of great Egyptian actresses out there. Im so sick of Zombielina!!

  42. 42

    Perfect choice. I love angie.

  43. 43

    NO NO NO NO NO ……It needs to played by someone younger and more ethnic looking. Angelina's accent on Alexander..what a nightmare….

  44. 44

    Re: Katie M. – EXACTLY!!

  45. 45

    Eldridge Cleaver, LOL you almost made me choke to death. Zoe Saldana would be perfect for the part. But Angie has that Ethnic look too. Remember when she played that biracial woman whose reporter husband was murdered? Whatever.

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  47. 47

    My history's not that great. Was Cleopatra a homewrecking whore? If so then Skeletelina is perfect.

  48. 48

    I think its a great choice the girl can act and she's beautiful!!LISTEN TO JEAN-LUC KING BROWN MYSPACE

  49. 49

    Alexander conquered Egypt in 332 BC, then went on to subdue all of the Middle East. When he died nine years later, his just-conquered empire was fought over and carved up by his generals. The one who ended up running Egypt was Ptolemy (367-283 BC). Declaring himself Pharaoh, he founded the Ptolemaic Dynasty, with twelve Ptolemies in succession, many of whom had wives named Cleopatra. The Cleopatra we know, lover of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, was the daughter of Ptolemy XII, and entitled Cleopatra VII (69-30 BC).
    There was not a drop of Egyptian blood in the Ptolemies. They remained 100% Greek, including the Queen of the Nile herself, Cleopatra.

  50. Sam90 says – reply to this


    No one can do it like the incredibly beautiful and talented Elizabeth Taylor, GOD THAT WOMAN WAS EFFIN BEAUTIFUL, but i guess Angie can try to do a good job with it.

  51. 51

    not a huge Jolie fan, but I think she would be PERFECT for this role. She is undeniably gorgeous!

  52. 52

    Re: ViewFromHere – that would be a great idea!! I would watch it for sure:)

  53. 53

    Re: mscalto – lol…people just dont get it. they think they know, but they don't. Makes you sad to think this is the kind of education people are receiving.

  54. 54

    Re: Lovelive – because Cleopatra was greek;)

  55. 55

    I seriously doubt that Cleopatra was annorexic.

  56. 56

    Wow! Another horrific idea in a loooong line of terrible Hollywood ideas. She cannot do a foreign accent to save her life. Did anyone see Alexander?? Not to mention Cleopatra was an Egyptian, not a lily white anorexic chick. Did the pool of foreign actresses dry up while I wasn't looking?

  57. 57

    NO NO NO NO and did I forget to say NOOOOOOO. This is a horrible idea, she will ruin the entire thing. No one can top Grand Dame Elizabeth but there is NO way Miss Angelina "I WILL STEAL YOUR HUSBAND" Jolie can play this part. She isn't that great of an actress. Perez you always talk of how Jennifer isn't a great actress but Angelina isn't either, sure she won an Oscar but that was for playing a person who is a freak but at that time she was HELLO she made out with her brother….GROSS!! BAD BAD BAD idea to cast her in this role.

  58. 58

    i agree with Crooner. For once, I would like to see an ethnic peroson actually portrayed by another ethnic person. Why are white people so afraid of diversity??? (sorry if that's a blanket statement, but that seems to be the case).

  59. 59

    Same thing as all the othert movies she does / did: I WONT WATCH!!!!
    She's a whore!

  60. 60

    for the sake of historical accuracy…
    cleopatra was not black folks. she was greek. Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, therefore, Caucasian. She lived in Egypt, as a ruler of that dynasty, however she was not african. In fact, most egyptians were lighter skinned than africans who lived further south.
    and to those that say angelina is not "ethnic" you need to look up the meaning of that word. Everyone has an ethnicity… it just means that you associate with a certain group of people. To say that only dark skinned people are "ethnic" is incorrect and a bit ignorant.

  61. 61

    SOOOOOOOOO over her. I used to like her, but now realize that she over acts so much. She has no respect for being subtle in her acting…Don't get me wrong, I agree that she is sexy and beautiful, but she just isn't a great actor. She was great in that Clint Eastwood movie and also Gia and Girl Interrupted, but after so many movies of playing the femme-fatale, super sexed up vixen, I'm starting to not take her serious. Her as Cleopatra just makes me think of Alexander all over again.

  62. 62

    I hate this broad. I'm sick of hearing of her. How come everyone loves her now? Doesn't anybody remember her nasty, goth days with Billy Bob and kissing her brother on the mouth? Ughhhhhhhhhhh. She seems like a conniving evil creature and I don't get what the big deal is. She's not that great an actress.

  63. 63

    Re: Spindoc – LMAO

  64. 64

    Re: ashley4225 – Cleopatra was GREEK…mmkay?

  65. 65

    HA must have been her accent in Alexander that sold him on her!

  66. 66

    why the obsession with her mario?

    she cant act, she is getting old & she is too skinny. oh yeah she is also a major FREAK!

  67. 67

    Re: crooner – details details! She played Mariann Pearl in A Mighty Heart! (Im being totally sarcastic)

  68. 68

    Re: DaRockzBut remember her in A Mighty Heart when she put on black face and NO ONE called her out on it???!!!! Why cant she do the same with Cleo…ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! This is the type of role that should NOT be built around the actor, this isnt about some make believe character, this is about being true to history. For my two cents if they could get Kate Winslet and Leo this could be intereting they did great in another historical piece together, Titanic or maybe Natalie Portman would be a good choice, or Anne Hathaway they have both showed thier acting chops in indies

  69. 69

    Angorexia would be best suited to playing a mummy in a sarcophagus at this point.

  70. 70

    ok angelina is a fabulous actress and not anything against her but cleopatra was from egypt and that is in africa so its only right and historically accurate that cleopatra be portrayed by a woman of color so why would angelina portray someone like that. I believe that a woman of ethnic background should portray a historical figure such as cleopatra come on ppl!!!

  71. 71

    NOOOOOO!! They should really try casting an ethnic person in this role (preferably of Greek origin). There has to be someone across the globe talented enough to play Cleopatra. Perhaps this can be their "breakout" role.
    Why is Hollywood so narrow minded when it comes to selecting lead roles? It's either an overexposed actor, a Victoria's Secret model, or a popular singer with little or no professional acting experience. This is really getting ridiculous. I guess it's all about who can pull in the most money$$$. Ugh, the greed of society is sickening.

  72. 72

    wasn't cleopatra black

  73. 73

    OMFG!!! Cleopatra was a woman of color, this is just another example of Hollywood trying to change history. Also does anyone remember the egyptians in the "Remember the time" video. This is damn shame…. Angelina is good actress, shes even played a black role before, has anyone ever seen "A Mighty Heart" where she played Marine Pearl? Also the movie World Trade Center which focused on 9-11 cast a white man to play the hero in the film even though it wasnt a white man who saved the police officers stuck in the world trade movie. The director apoligized for doing this after the film was made. I just think its sad when Hollywood and people try to rewrite history…. I love Angelina Jolie, but shes not right for the role, typical… damn shame.

  74. 74

    Re: Roxxy13 – thx for the history lesson

  75. 75

    First of all, I think Angelina is just highly overrated anyway. Secondly, Cleopatra wasn't remotely attractive but she was intelligent and still exotic to some. Hollywood obviously has glamorized Cleopatra but judging by the coins found from the area at the time, she was far from beautiful.

  76. 76

    if you want an authentic portrayal of ancient egypt, there's no reason to get excited about angelina jolie in a lead role.

  77. 77

    Hell No! I'm tired of Whit actresses always playing minority parts! Get an Egyptian actress to play Cleo, it's the most natural thing!. This s h i t is getting old now!

  78. 78

    She's TOOO OLD!!!

  79. 79

    Here we go white washing every fucking thing!

  80. 80

    this broad is a walking head with lips! gawd ang eat a burger will ya and only movies I liked her in was girl interrupted ( umm cause she played herself) and Gia

  81. 81

    Re: TheMrsBradPitt – That may be so but they could use a Greek actress or even someone with any kind of fucking color! I have not went to a lot of movies in the past few years because the shit is just plain whitewashed!

  82. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Wasn't the Liz Taylor one a big huge bomb?

  83. 83

    This skank should play Rachel Uchitel in the Tiger movie! It's perfect!

  84. 84

    Bad idea for a movie and AJo to star. Doesn't matter to me, I'll never watch this crap anyway. Can't Hollywood produce ANYTHING new. Yawn.

  85. 85

    Re: LittleMouse – by impressive do you mean craptastically horrible. face it people that chick is a terrible actress.

  86. 86

    Re: Toya28 – not according to hollywood

  87. 87

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO ONE who could play Cleo like Angie could.. She's magnificent!!!

  88. 88

    If any of you knew your history, Cleopatra was of Greek descent. She wasn't actually Egyptian or 'ethnic' at all. Her family took over Egypt generations before she was born. On another side note, although Cleopatra was known as the people's queen and considered to be of high intelligence, she apparently wasn't very attractive at all. So, her color and intelligence are spot on, but her beauty is a stretch.

  89. 89

    She wouldnt really fit as Cleopatra at all. If anything she will keep resembling the typical stereotyped Cleopatra from Elizabeth Taylor. Cleopatra wasnt born Egyptian but greek, but then again, Jolie looks nothing like greek… neither egyptian to give at least an excuse.
    Keep looking actresses, there are too many.

  90. 90

    Perez is an ass kisser. No Jolie would suck at it. Other sites have already posted this news. Its old and she'll always suck at accents. She does not have the perfect body - she's a stick with boobs, no calves, and no waist. She's typecast and played. I hope they get someone with more ethnicity, a great accent, and has a body who can do the job and doesn't have to pull strings to get a part they don't deserve. Besides, Jolie just looks plain evil. She's just so… ugh!

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  92. 92

    Ok she may not have been black but she was blacker than angelina.

  93. 93

    Re: ViewFromHere – I totally agree. Or even better Hatshepsut. That are two great historical stories never told by Hollywood. They should stop regurgitating old stories and dig in history for something new. A movie about Gilgamesh would be great too, or Troy according to Iliad, with gods in the center of the plot, as it should be.

  94. 94

    Re: DaRockz – ehhmm.. DaRockz Cleoptra was not black .. she was of macedonian heritage.. u know european… // but i agree with other comments i love Angie but she looks nothing like Cleopatra… (exept from her eyes)

  95. 95

    yeah i could see her doing that.
    i just hope it's not bad acting like BEOWULF. good GOD. she sucked in that one.

    if she IS going to portray cleo, she should most definitely get a darker color for her skin

    Re: NYCsep – AGREED!

    Re: zobiana – hahahah YES!

  96. 96

    Re: crooner – well the real Re: Fat_Bob – but of course you have high standards for beauty after all you are "fat bob" and fat bob knows all about beauty. fat bob.

  97. 97

    except Cleopatra was white, blonde hair & green eyes in REAL LIFE!
    She wasn't even Egyption, she was Greek! THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA!

  98. 98

    Re: crooner – she was a ptolemy and therefore greek, she just adopted the egyptian culture, she wasnt actually north african herself

  99. 99

    Re: brittayo – yes i agree they should use a greek accent but its hollywood, they think casting an australian is something exotic and outside the box

  100. 100

    hasn't she played an egyptian before? she does have the perfect look for it

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