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Following In Elizabeth Taylor's Footsteps? Angelina Jolie To Play Cleopatra In Upcoming Film!

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angelina jolie confirms cleopatra casting script finished bbc

From an evil queen to a desert queen, Angelina must just enjoy being in charge!

In a recent radio interview Angelina Jolie took a break from promoting Maleficent to confirm that she'd been tapped to star as Cleopatra in an upcoming film based on the life of the famed Egyptian queen.

Though it's unclear precisely when production is slated to begin, the starlet admitted the studio had already locked down a script.

Angelia told BBC Radio 5 Live:

“We’ve been working on it … there’s been lots of different ideas of directors and lots of different discussions … the script has been written.”

The 38-year-old actress wouldn't be the first A-lister to walk in the last queen of Egypt's sandals, of course.

Elizabeth Taylor absolutely crushed it as the titular lead of Cleopatra back in 1963. And that's also how she fell in love with Richard Burton.

Can Ang turn in the same caliber performance? More importantly, is there a chance she could fall in love on set?

Who knows; we're just excited to watch her walk like an Egyptian!!!

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8 comments to “Following In Elizabeth Taylor's Footsteps? Angelina Jolie To Play Cleopatra In Upcoming Film!”

  1. Me says – reply to this


    I cant imagine cleopatra being white and blue eyed. Why they do this? Maybe frida pinto but not angelina come the fuck on!

  2. markus says – reply to this


    Who is Frida Pinto she is unknown. The movie will flop if Pinto play Cleopatra. I think Angelina Jolie is a PERFECT choice. We could hardly wait. She did well in "Maleficent" She was amazingly good. Bravo Angelina we love you!!

  3. Nelly says – reply to this


    I dont care who plays but someone less pale would make more sense. I think Ms Jolie is a phenomenal actress but this casting does'nt make any sense to me. I dont know how they could make her skin 10 shades darker but maybe there is a way.

  4. Ang says – reply to this


    Cleopatra was a Ptolemy which were actually Greek and not Egyptian (cleopatra isn't even an Egyptian name), so it wouldn't be surprising for her to have had blue eyes and she was almost certainly white as ptolemies were known for inbreeding. Cleopatra was described during her lifespan as being plain looking, having reddish hair, and a lovely sing voice.

  5. zeezee says – reply to this


    Cleopatra was white indeed. Altough she was the queen of Egypt, her bloodline descended from the dynasty of Ptolemy,she was Greek. My Greek bff is way paler than Angelina Jolie, btw. #just_sayin'

  6. PUERCOS EROTICOS says – reply to this


    Oh no no no! Angelina should be cast as the mysterious Nefertiti ('the beautiful one has come'), wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, who should be played by Adrien Brody. Her tats could even be used as part of the costume. We know so little about that era that the script could take off in any direction. Cleopatra has been done to death! I'm very disappointed.

  7. Me says – reply to this


    There is no proof on the looks of Cleopatra. Indeed she was greek but she is described with a big nose and freezy hair and defenetly not blue eyed since there are quotes
    Talking about her dark hair and big brown eyes. No one was there so we really dont know. But this is another hollywood typicall crap.

  8. Tara says – reply to this


    Re: PUERCOS EROTICOS – Hey great idea! Cleopatra has been done tooo many times, bring on Nefertiti!