Wonder Woman Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra in Patty Jenkin's next period drama

The Show Time/ Faguni Verma

Gal Gadot will play the famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra in a film directed by Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. She is all set to collaborate again with director Patty Jenkins for a historical drama on famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra, according to Variety. Gadot and Jenkins have worked together on 2017’s superhero film Wonder Woman and its upcoming sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. Paramount is the studio behind the Cleopatra film. It defeated Apple, Universal, Warner Bros and Netflix in the auction. Laeta Kalogridis, known for writing Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Alita: Battle Angel, will pen the film. Cleopatra was the last ruler of Egypt from the Ptolemaic dynasty. She took Roman emperor Julius Caesar as her lover and later married Caesar’s general Mark Antony. Cleopatra has been portrayed on screen several times. Claudette Colbert and Elizabeth Taylor’s takes are the most popular ones. Lyndsey Marshal played Cleopatra in the HBO series Rome.

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