Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins to Repeat Partnership in Cleopatra Film
Actress Gal Gadot, also known for playing Wonder Woman, will rejoin filmmaker Patty Jenkins for yet another project. A new film about Cleopatra, the legendary queen of Egypt, is in production by Paramount Pictures, featuring the two artists, respectively, in the positions of principal actress and general director.
This will be Gal Gadot‘s chance, in Hollywood, to play a highly acclaimed film role that once belonged to actresses like Theda Bara, Claudette Colbert and Elizabeth Taylor in the past. It is also worth remembering that the version starring the latter is considered, until today, as one of the most expensive films of all time.
In recent years, a number of projects involving the mythical Cleopatra have been under discussion in several Hollywood studios. The last of them, a Sony project, speculated the participation of Angelina Jolie and also Lady Gaga for the central role. So far, it is not clear whether it is still developing.
Emma Watts, president of Paramount Motion Pictures Group, would have obtained the rights to the project in question with a lot of effort. And so, supposedly, defeated the interest of other suitors, like Apple, Universal, Warner Bros. and also the Netflix streaming platform.
Before Cleopatra even starts filming, the successful partnership so far between Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins can be seen in Wonder Woman 1984, the long-awaited DC superhero sequel, which is set to debut in December this year. year.
The first Wonder Woman movie can be watched on Netflix.