Patty Jenkins & Gal Gadot Re-Teaming For Paramount’s “Cleopatra” Biopic
Paramount now has the perfect pairing to tackle one of history’s most compelling characters. Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins and her star Gal Gadot are joining forces once again to tackle a biopic about the legendary Queen of Egypt for the studio, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Jenkins will direct off a script written by Laeta Kalogridis, with Gadot playing Cleopatra, of course, in a role that was immortalized by Elizabeth Taylor in director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1963 classic.
Gadot took to Twitter to share her excitement at getting to play one of the most iconic women who has ever lived:
I love embarking on new journeys,I love the excitement of new projects, the thrill of bringing new stories to life.Cleopatra is a story I wanted to tell for a very long time.Can’t be more grateful about this A team!! @PattyJenks @ParamountPics #AtlasEntertainment #LaetaKalogridis https://t.co/qLH7vfCaUo
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 11, 2020
The Cleopatra project was initiated by Gadot’s Pilot Wave Motion Pictures, ultimately landing with Paramount Pictures after a studio auction. While this intriguing project begins its life, we’re still waiting to see Jenkins and Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984, which is currently slated for a theatrical release on December 25, 2020. Their follow-up to the smashing Wonder Woman has been delayed three times already due to the pandemic. Here’s to hoping we all get to see it this year.
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Featured image: Caption: (L-r) Director PATTY JENKINS and GAL GADOT on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ ™ & © DC Comics