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.
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."
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.)
Jolie's rep could not be reached for comment.
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