Friday, July 23, 2010

Angelina Jolie to play queen 'Cleopatra'

35-year-old Hollywood hot diva Angelina Jolie is all set to play the role of the last queen of Egypt 'Cleopatra' in an upcoming historic biography.

US Weekly today reported that the bombshell of Hollywood will be playing the role of 'Queen of Nile' on the big screen this time. The film is to be based upon the book “Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff which is yet to be released.

Author Stacy Schiff feels Jolie would be ideal in the role because of her royal nature. Producer Scott Rudin has purchased the film rights of this upcoming book. Talking to reporters Jolie said 'I would be honored to play Cleopatra. But, we haven't gotten the script yet'.

The most well-known movie till date about Cleopatra was the one played by real life celebrity couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the 1963 lavish flick 'Cleopatra'. The great actresses of Hollywood Elizabeth Taylor portrayed Cleopatra and Richard Burton played Cleopatra’s Roman lover Marc Anthony.

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