3:30 pm EDT, October 12, 2020

Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins re-teaming for ‘Cleopatra’ biopic

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins are sticking together for their next big screen endeavor— this time to bring the story of Cleopatra to the silver screen.

According to Deadline, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot is gearing up to star in Cleopatra, Paramount Picture’s upcoming biographical period drama about the famed Egyptian ruler.

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The project finds Gadot working once more with Wonder Woman helmer, Patty Jenkins, who is officially on board to serve as a director on the project.

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Jenkins will be directing off of a script written by Laeta Kalogridis, whose most recent credits include Alita: Battle Angel and Netflix’s recently cancelled Altered Carbon series.

Gadot joins a long list of actresses who have portrayed the iconic ruler of Egypt’s Ptolemaic Kingdom on the silver scrareen including Claudette Colbert (1934’s Cleopatra) and Elizabeth Taylor (1963’s Cleopatra).

Though the project is being described as a period drama biopic, there aren’t many more details with regards to whether it’ll merely focus on a choice few years of Cleopatra’s life, or if the film will strive to tell the historical figure’s full life story.

Producers on the project include Jenkins, Charles Rogen of Atlas Entertainment, and Gadot and he producing partner Jaron Varsano, who will produce via the actress’ Pilot Wave Motion Pictures banner.

Currently, there’s no word on when we can expect to see Paramount Pictures’ Cleopatra biopic to hit the big screen.

As for Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins, moviegoers can watch both work their magic in the highly anticipated Wonder Woman sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, due out in theaters in December.

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