Confirmed: Angelina Jolie Signed on to Play Cleopatra!

Entertainment Jun. 11, 2010 AT 4:31PM
Confirmed: Angelina Jolie Signed on to Play Cleopatra! Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com

The Queen of Hollywood is indeed going to play the Queen of the Nile!

Angelina Jolie has signed on to play Cleopatra in a film adaptation of an upcoming new historical biography, a rep for the book's publisher Little, Brown confirms to UsMagazine.com.

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On Thursday, it was reported that film producer Scott Rudin had acquired the rights to author Stacy Schiff's Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life with the 35-year old Jolie in mind for the title role.

Michael Pietsch, publisher of Little, Brown (which will release Schiff's book this November) tells Us:

"Angelina Jolie radiates grace and power, exactly the qualities that Stacy Schiff finds in her biography of the most intriguing ruler who ever lived."

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No word on who might play Cleopatra's legendary love Mark Antony. (When Elizabeth Taylor played the ruler in a 1963 epic, her real-life paramour Richard Burton played the Roman politician.)

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Jolie's rep could not be reached for comment.

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