Columbia Pictures scores huge by signing Angelina Jolie to star as ‘Cleopatra’

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Academy Award winning Scott Rudin and Columbia Pictures have cast one of the most talented and unquestionably beautiful actors in history to star in the upcoming feature film “Cleopatra”. Angelina Jolie – who has already won an Oscar, 23 additional acting award wins, and 56 acting award nominations – will be starring as the young Queen and last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Auditions for the film’s co-stars and supporting players will be an intensive undertaking.

Two time Academy Award nominee David Fincher will direct from a screenplay by Academy Award winning writer Brian Helgeland. The screenplay is adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff’s “Cleopatra: A Life,” which was published by Little Brown in November, 2010 and reached the New York Times Bestseller List among numerous other prestigious “best-of” lists.

This version of “Cleopatra” is said to be solid, and unlike the infamous 1963 film starring Elizabeth Taylor, this picture will be from an unmistakably female frame of reference, troweling into the many aspects of the historical figure as warrior, tactician, politician and yes, enchanting temptress.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Laray Mayfield Casting
“Cleopatra”
5620 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Extras Casting

TBA

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Columbia Pictutres
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Scott Rudin Productions
120 W. 45th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10036

NO. 13
5620 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90405

Producers: Scott Rudin

Director: David Fincher

Starring: Angelina Jolie

Story:

Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well. Incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a son with Caesar and after his murder, she had three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean, as the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends.

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