Director Patty Jenkins will direct a biopic dedicated to the queen of Egypt “Cleopatra”, played by the interpreter of “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot.
Don’t call her Wonder Woman anymore but… Cleopatra! Israeli actress Gal Gadot will indeed lend her features to the legendary Egyptian queen in a biographical film directed by Patty Jenkins, the filmmaker of Wonder Woman and her sequel Wonder Woman 1984 (December 30 at the cinema).
In development for more than a decade, this new version of Cleopatra was originally given to David Fincher, while many actresses have been attached to the lead role, including Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga. A long-term development, however, in no way comparable to the hellish filming of the adaptation worn by Elizabeth Taylor in 1963, considered one of the most expensive films of all time to the point of having almost caused the bankruptcy of the 20th studios. Century Fox due to numerous interruptions in its shooting and frequent budget overruns.
Offered to the largest American studios, including streaming platforms, Paramount Pictures ultimately offered the rights to this adaptation carried by the winning duo of Wonder woman. Note also that the screenplay of this pharaonic project will also be written by Laeta Kalogridis, the screenwriter of Shutter Island.
The Wonder Woman 1984 trailer, due out on December 30: