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
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Producers: Scott Rudin
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Angelina Jolie
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.