“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will reteam with director Patty Jenkins to bring Cleopatra back to the big screen. The two have hired “Alexander” and “Shutter Island” writter Laeta Kalogridis to script the project. The biopic is apparently the brainchild of Gadot and her production company Pilot Wave. The project is reportedly on an “accelerated timetable” as studios try to recover from the hits that the film industry has taken due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cleopatra was most famously played on screen by Elizabeth Taylor in Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1963 film of the same name. The movie won a slew of Academy Awards for its lavish production design and cinematography.
Gadot and Jenkins also still have to wait for the release for the much-delayed “Wonder Woman” sequel. “Wonder Woman 1984” will hit theaters on Christmas, after originally being scheduled for June 5 before moving to Aug. 14 and then Oct. 2.
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