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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

Birthday girl Angelina Jolie to retire after playing Cleopatra in next?

IANS  Los Angeles, June 04, 2014
First Published: 11:03 IST(4/6/2014) | Last Updated: 12:43 IST(4/6/2014)

Actor Angelina Jolie is set to play Cleopatra in a new adaptation of the Egyptian ruler's life story and has hinted that it could be her last ever film role. The actor celebrates her birthday today. She is 38 and brings up six children with partner Brad Pitt. She has earlier said that she wants to give more time to her family.

She is in line to take on the part of the iconic Egyptian queen in an Eric Roth-scripted movie, reports contactmusic.com.

"There's been lots of different ideas of directors and a lot of different discussions. The script has been written by Eric Roth, who is a dear friend and a brilliant writer," she confessed during a BBC Radio 5 Live interview: Jolie has big shoes to fill, since Cleopatra, who was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was played by the late Elizabeth Taylor in the classic 1963 film.

Read: It would be an honour to play Cleopatra: Jolie

And the 38-year-old star has hinted the challenging role will be her very last before retiring from Hollywood in order to focus on her humanitarian work and directing.

"That's where you finish, in a great way. You kind of go, What could you do beyond that one? Put it all into that one," she said.

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