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Angelina Jolie to play Cleopatra?

Hollywood hottie Angelina Jolie has been reportedly roped in to play the Egyptian ruler Cleopatra in a biopic. The role will certainly bring comparisons with Elizabeth Taylor who essayed the role of the legendary queen in a 1963 movie.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2010 16:52 IST

Angelina JolieActress Angelina Jolie is likely to play the legendary Egyptian ruler Cleopatra in a biopic.

Producer Scott Rudin has purchased the film rights of the upcoming biography Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life, written by Stacy Schiff who feels Jolie would be ideal in the role.

"Physically, she's the perfect look," quoted the author as saying..

The biography is due for November release and Rudin's office has confirmed that the movie "is being developed for and with Jolie".

The role Cleopatra has most famously been played by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 lavish movie of the same name. Richard Burton played Cleopatra's Roman lover Marc Anthony.

First Published: Jun 11, 2010 12:34 IST