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James Cameron to direct Cleopatra?

The Avatar director James Cameron is all set to direct Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie in a 3D movie. Read on to know more about the director and his upcoming films.

hollywood Updated: Oct 16, 2010 19:24 IST

Filmmaker James Cameron will reportedly direct actress Angelina Jolie in a 3D movie based on the life of Cleopatra.

The Avatar director will helm the 3-D picture, produced by Scott Rudin and based on the book Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.

Jolie has already confirmed her interest in the role but admitted she was waiting for a director. "I think if we can get the story right and... a lot about her has not been covered. If we can do something original we will. But no director yet," she said.

James CameronSony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal has revealed the company is anxious to make the movie after screenwriter Bran Helgeland wrote a "brilliant script deserving of epic treatment" all about "what the Romans took from Egypt", reports

Cleopatra is set to begin shooting in 2011.

Titanic director James is currently working on new movie The Dive, and developing the Avatar sequel. The story of Cleopatra was last featured on screen in the 1963 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor as the Egyptian queen.

First Published: Oct 16, 2010 18:54 IST