Angelina Jolie to Play Cleopatra?

Entertainment Jun. 10, 2010 AT 5:46PM
Angelina Jolie to Play Cleopatra? Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/

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Angelina Jolie may portray Cleopatra, the legendary Egyptian ruler, in a future film.

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With Jolie in mind, film producer Scott Rudin has purchased the film rights to upcoming biography Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life, USA Today reports.

Rudin's office confirmed to USA Today that the movie "is being developed for and with Jolie."

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Stacy Schiff wrote the new biography -- out this November -- and says that the superstar would be ideal in the role. "Physically, she's the perfect look," the author said of Jolie, 35.

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Cleopatra has most famously been played by Elizabeth Taylor in a lavish 1963 film. Playing Cleopatra's Roman lover Marc Anthony? Taylor's real-life love, Richard Burton.

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