Everyone's favorite Pharaoh is heading back to the big screen. Paramount Pictures has won the rights to a new Cleopatra epic, which will bring Wonder Woman's dream team—director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot—back together. Here's what we know so far about the film.
Gadot promises it will tell Cleopatra's story "through women's eyes."
As opposed to 1963's legendary, Elizabeth Taylor-starring Cleopatra, which was helmed by director Joseph L. Mankiewicz and written by a small group of men, women will lead the charge on this new movie.
Gadot tweeted that she was working alongside Jenkins and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Alexander) "to the big screen in a way she’s never been seen before. To tell her story for the first time through women's eyes, both behind and in front of the camera." She added, "And we are especially thrilled to be announcing this on #InternationalDayoftheGirl We hope women and girls all around the world, who aspire to tell stories will never give up on their dreams and will make their voices heard, by and for other women."
As you might have heard I teamed up with @PattyJenks and @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to the big screen in a way she’s never been seen before. To tell her story for the first time through women's eyes, both behind and in front of the camera. pic.twitter.com/k5eyTIfzjB
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 12, 2020
For her part, Kalogridis tweeted, "Incredibly excited to get the chance to tell the story of Cleopatra, my favorite Ptolemaic Pharoah and arguably the most famous Macedonian Greek woman in history. Never thought I’d have the opportunity to tell a story like this, with women who have inspired me beyond words."
It's still early days.
Unfortunately, fans should expect to wait awhile before the new Cleopatra premieres. Per Deadline, Kalogridis will being working on the script immediately, so a lot has to happen before the film is even ready to go into production. But rest assured, Town & Country will update this article, should any news surface.
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