Wonder Woman Team Has a Big, New Subject

Gal Gadot will play Cleopatra, and Patty Jenkins will direct
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2020 12:19 PM CDT
Wonder Woman Team Takes On a New Icon
Gal Gadot, left, and Patty Jenkins, winners of the award for best action movie for "Wonder Woman," pose in the press room at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in 2018.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

They made history together with Wonder Woman. Now, actress Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are collaborating on another huge project: a biopic of Cleopatra. Gadot will play the title role, which will no doubt invite inevitable comparisons to Elizabeth Taylor's 1963 portrayal of the Egyptian queen, per the Hollywood Reporter. Paramount has the rights. "I love embarking on new journeys," tweeted Gadot, and "Cleopatra is a story I wanted to tell for a very long time." Variety notes that another interesting Cleopatra project is rumored to be under consideration, one starring Angelina Jolie or perhaps Lady Gaga. However, the status of that Sony project is unclear. (Gadot's pandemic initiative was a flop.)

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