June 11th, 2010
03:16 PM ET
Before there was Brangelina, there was "Marcopatra." Now the Queen of Hollywood is set to play the Queen of the Nile on the big screen.
Stacy Schiff, author of the upcoming bio "Cleopatra: A Life," said that while no one is absolutely certain of what Cleo actually looked like, she thinks Jolie could definitely fill the sandals of the Egyptian royal.
Physically, she's the perfect look, Schiff told USA Today of the star. Hollywood clearly agrees: Producer Scott Rudin bought the rights to Schiff's book, and the project "is being developed for and with Jolie," his reps confirmed.
Meanwhile, expect some comparisons between Jolie, 35, and Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor, 78, played Cleo in the 1963 movie, and, like Jolie, reportedly broke up a favorite Tinseltown twosome: Brad Pitt allegedly left his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston for Jolie, while singer Eddie Fisher ditched wife Debbie Reynolds for Taylor.
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