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Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins to team up again for Cleopatra biopic

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After blazing new trails and inspiring young women everywhere with their Wonder Woman film, one of the first female-fronted superhero movies, it seems like star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins want to continue telling stories together. And no, I’m not referring to Wonder Woman: 1984 that is coming out next year – probably – but rather a completely new film and genre as Collider is reporting the pair will be teaming up for a historical drama about Queen Cleopatra.

Cleopatra is a popular character, not just in general history but in the movie world as well with popular portrayals of her going back as far as Claudette Colbert and Elizabeth Taylor in 1934 and 1963 respectively. A new film about the famous Egyptian queen, in a script reportedly written by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), will be produced over at Paramount studios.

There have been many recent attempts to make a new Cleopatra film, but most haven’t gained much traction.

Jenkins, Kalogridis, and Gadot’s film idea apparently came together after much research was done on the legendary monarch. While Cleopatra has usually appeared as a supporting character in films, it has been a long time since we had a movie about her life, and it will be interesting to see Jenkins and Gadot jump into this story again. Given how so many of the women that have played Cleopatra have gone on to produce iconic performances, the pressure will be on Gadot to emulate that too.

Last Updated: October 12, 2020


  1. MechMachine

    October 12, 2020 at 14:17

    Spoiler, they all die in the end…


    • Banana Jim

      October 12, 2020 at 14:17

      SPOILER!!! 😛


  2. Banana Jim

    October 12, 2020 at 14:17

    The interesting thing about modern depictions of Cleopatra is that she wasn’t sub saharan african. It’s become a bit of a meme to portray her as black, even though the infamous Ptolemy family were greek.

    That’s just a long way of saying, Gal would actually make a pretty authentic Cleopatra.


    • For the Emperor!

      October 12, 2020 at 15:19

      They must make it as authentic as possible. If not, they should expect some “why you whitewashing” complaints from a certain segments of the world, most notably the “we wouldn’t watch it or pay for it either way” libtard babies…


      • Banana Jim

        October 12, 2020 at 15:31

        Honestly, I want Disney to take this project from Paramount and be extra-brave.

        This world needs a Han Chinese actress as Cleopatra, and she needs to be able to channel chi by invoking the Egyptian book of the Dead. Not only that, but Osiris (himself) will take her under his wing, and teach her the best possible spells. AND! she’ll also ride an animatronic sphinx voiced by Wanda Sykes (who won’t be credited in China, because we all learnt a lot about Disney’s marketing in China).


      • HvR

        October 13, 2020 at 00:49

        People of arab decent already crying whitewashing with “You people first stole our land now you take our roles”

        OMG the amount of stupid and lack of historical knowledge is giving me a damn headache


  3. For the Emperor!

    October 12, 2020 at 14:20

    As long as they don’t include Cleopatra’s Bath…as she was actually never there. It was merely named after her ?


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