Angelina Jolie going 3-D in 'Cleopatra'?
October 17th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

Angelina Jolie going 3-D in 'Cleopatra'?

Think you can handle Angelina Jolie in 3-D? Better brace yourself, because her upcoming "Cleopatra" film may be getting the multidimensional treatment.

Deadline.com reports that "Avatar" filmmaker James Cameron hopes to direct Jolie in the still-in-development biopic and wants to turn the movie into a big-budget, 3-D extravaganza.

Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal is said to be equally eager to get the movie made, thanks to a brilliant script and the simple fact that Jolie was born to play the role.

For her part, Jolie, 35, has reportedly had a lifelong fascination with Cleopatra, and when asked about playing the Queen of the Nile in a movie, she said in July, "I would be honored." Deadline reports that she has since gotten more involved with the project and has been doing a great deal of research on her subject.

"We are trying to uncover the truth about her as a leader and not just a sex symbol, which she really wasn't," Jolie has said. "She didn't have many lovers, maybe only two, and they're men she had children with."

The "Cleopatra" movie, which focuses on what the Romans took from Egypt, is based on Stacy Schiff's novel "Cleopatra: A Life." Like Sony's Pascal, Schiff has said Jolie would make the ideal Cleo.

"Physically," said Schiff, "she's the perfect look."


soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. tiger tim

    -EVEN as VAST eugenics programs are exposed worldwide, and as we learn 'caring'Jolie is herself a full-fledged
    member of eugenocide consolidation central –the Council On Foriegn Relations, NO SIGN of consciousnes, much
    less conscience, let alone repentance, from RED China 'eco' YOU-genocide pre-programming and promoting
    -the LONG RICH and aging FAST -James Cameron...

    December 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SKY

    FACT: WE ARE UNCERTAIN OF CLEOPATRA'S MOTHER OR HER PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER
    50% TO 75% OF GENETIC HERITAGE UNKNOWN. UNLESS YOU MR.& MRS. HISTORIAN
    CAN GIVE US THE NAMES OF CLEOPATRA MOTHER AND PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER?
    MANY SCHOLARS DO BELIEVE CLEOPATRA PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WAS A
    CONCUBINE...CLEOPATRA WAS NOT THE DAUGHTER OF A ROYAL WIFE.
    TRUE WE DO NOT KNOW IF HER MOTHER WAS ANOTHER RELATIVE, MOST
    LIKELY THEY WERE EGYPTIAN OR SEMITIC AFRICAN. I AM WILLING TO
    ACCEPT SHE WAS A WOMEN OF COLOR....LONG TIME AGO WE WENT
    BY THE STANDARDS OF IF YOU WERE WHITE AND HAD ONE DROP OF
    BLACK BLOOD YOU WERE CONSIDERED BLACK, REMEMBER.....(FUNNY)
    NOW WHEN IT COMES TO A EDUCATED, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN WE WANT TO
    SAY SHE IS....ANYWAY, I DID MY PART...I EXPRESSED MYSELF...I TOLD THE
    TRUTH....I DID NOT EXCEPT THE LIE....I WILL NEVER AGAIN LIVE IN DARKNESS.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. Historian

    To all the people commenting above: Cleopatra was Greek, she would have looked Greek. Alexander wasn't Roman he was Greek and Ptolemy was Greek also. Cleopatra and her son were the last of Ptolemaic Greeks to rule Egypt. Marc Antony was a Roman. His name was actually Marcus Antonius so Marc Antony or Mark Anthony are both anglicized versions of the name, though Marc Antony is more accepted.

    October 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RD

    Woman of Color or not... I'm WHite, and I think HAlle Berry, a proven Academy Award winner would be the Best choice to play Cleopatra ! I'm still wowed at her performance in the 007' smash as the only American Bond GIRL ever, playing across from hunk Pierce Brosnan, in " Die Another Day" Now that is what you call class, beauty and talent !!! Halle has also played great roles with other top male stars such as, John Travolta and Hugh Jackman..... Almost every movie Angelina Jolie has made has bombed at the bow office after only One week.... even the movie she did directed by Clint Eastwood.... This wasn't Clint's fault... It was another poor performance by JOlIE !!! Anjelina would have never even gotten as far as she has if she hadn't been the daughter of one of the Best Actors Hollywood has ever know, even today, Jon Voight !! So if Cameron wants his " Cleopatra" film to bomb after it's first week.... Cast Angelina Jolie !!!!
    RD

    October 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SKY

    THE PTOLEMIES HAD THE CUSTOM OF INTERMARRING & HAVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CONCUBINES
    WHO FILLED THEIR PALACES, MANY CHILDRENS WERE BORN OF THESE UNIONS AND WERE GIVEN
    PLACES IN THE ROYAL LINEAGE DESPITE BEING ILLEGITIMATE. CLEOPATIA GRANDFATHER AULETES WAS
    A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF ALEXANDER THE GREATS "GENERAL", EVEN ONE OF HIS WIFES WAS
    ARTACAMA DAUGHTER OF THE PERSIAN ARTABAZUS. I AM SO TIRED OF LIES, HOLLYWOOD
    AND THE CHURCHES HAVE GONE SO FAR AS TO EVEN LIE ABOUT JESUS CHRIST, MAKING HIM
    BLOND WITH BLUE EYES..
    PEOPLE IN AMERICA WHO ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR.. KNOW THE TRUTH...CLEOPATRA IS A WOMEN
    OF COLOR...IT SORTA LIKE THE AMERICAN BLACK WE ALL KNOW THERE IS A GREAT CHANGE THAT
    MANY OF THEM COULD HAVE BLOOD TIES TO VERY IMPORTANT WHITES LIVING IN THE WORLD..
    IT HAPPENS, WE MOVE FORWARD IF WE JUST ADMIT THE TRUTH STOP LYING TO EACH OTHER.
    JOLIE IS A ACTRESS. THIS IS HER JOB. THERE ARE SO MANY WOMEN OF COLOR WHO ARE
    ACTRESSES , AND HOLLYWOOD REFUSED TO GIVE IT TO A WOMEN OF COLOR, I WONDER
    WHY... AGAIN THIS IS A INSULT TO ALL WOMEN OF COLOR..

    October 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. short prom dress

    its a great idea.my favorite director is james cameron.and i like all of his movies...but i dont know where this idea comesfrom???he was busy with battle angel and series of avatar.and even in his page at wikipedia there been nothing about making a movie about cleopatra..but about hiroshima atomic bomb.or etc....
    i like him much better when he makes sci_fi movie.like terminator
    any way i got one project for him my self...but i got no way to tell him about it...
    it realy great sci_fi space project...i wish i could make a contact to him.
    love u james

    October 21, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. degfe

    ella

    October 20, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. SKY

    ANTICOHOS III KING OF SYRIA WAS CLEOPATRA FATHER. A SYRIAN -PEOPLE OF COLOR.
    ANOTHER QUEEN OF COLOR WAS ZENOBIA OUEEN OF SYRIAN CITY OF PALYMRA.
    MOSES OF THE BIBLE MARRIED A WOMEN OF COLOR, REMEMBER CHRISITANS.....ZIPPORAH
    (NUMBERS 12:1-5) HIS SISTER MIRIAM HAS A PROBLEM WITH THIS....AND THE RICH KING
    SOLOMON FELL IN LOVE WITH A WOMEN OF COLOR THE SHULAMMITE WHO SAID IN
    HEBREW, "BLACK I AND COMELY" OR IN OTHER WORDS A BLACK GIRL I AM!
    HOLLYWOOD HAS LIEDS TO US ALL THEY HAVE PROTRAYED WHITES IN MANY
    MOVIES WHEN IN REALITY THEY WERE PEOPLE OF COLOR.....WHAT A INSULT

    October 19, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
    • terer

      ANTICOHOS III KING OF SYRIA was as much of a Greek-Macedonian as Cleopatra was. They both belonged to the Greek-Macedonian royal families who rose to power After Alexander the Great, so in other words ANTICOHOS III KING OF SYRIA and Cleopatra were both white Europeans.

      October 22, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ATTNPLZ.

    For her role in this film I highly recommend she read the fictional/historical book "Cleopatra's daughter" By Michelle Moran. This again is fiction but it has a lot of REAL information in it. Would be great reference material.

    October 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. starkie

    angie,brad, kardashians, biber come to mind need a real job 9-5 also bruce jenner.

    October 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Stark

    FACT: Cleopatra was the descendant of general Ptolemy, who was a general under the Macedonian Alexander (as in the Great) Her ancestors were white – maybe a bit swarthy (as those southern Euros tend to be), but white.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. awh come on

    Whoa those lips in 3-D..lol

    October 18, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. Be Smart

    A white Cleopatra!? LMAO! Next they'll make a movie with a white Jesus!....oh wait....that's been done already....

    October 18, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. pleasant

    Vivien Leigh was an awesome cleopatra

    October 18, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. teamster-24[39]

    you like timestamp b? you're gonna get blogged off this soon.

    October 18, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  16. teamster-24[39]

    hey he gone now. awesome

    October 18, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  17. teamster-24[39]

    sometimes i can shush. but i won't.

    October 18, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  18. teamster-24[39]

    they like to read these too. dirty trash man still outside

    October 18, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  19. teamster-24[39]

    i love chop chop. why they leave trash out there? make it go away. sike. http://bawstonzoneporkyrevenge.blogspot.com/ check that one out ya'll. it already dropped. this is just to be g. sup with that energizer on shnookish? and her bf?

    October 18, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  20. High Inquisitor

    Just for the record, the guy's name was Marc Antony. Marc Anthony is married to J-Lo.

    October 18, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  21. teamster-24[39]

    not

    October 18, 2010 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  22. teamster-24[39]

    don't read it backwards. follow down to up

    October 18, 2010 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  23. teamster-24[39]

    we ship them. b happy. i'll have some new stuff soon. but this is it for now. http://shnookumsandsandraa.blogspot.com/ later shnookums : )

    October 18, 2010 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  24. SKY

    FACT: MOST WOMEN OF ANGLO, HAVE ALWAYS WANT TO BE SISTERS TO WOMEN OF COLOR.
    AND WOMEN OF COLOR HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SISTER TO WOMEN OF ANGLO
    EVEN THO THERE IS A PERFECTLY GOOD CHANCE THAT CLEOPATRA WAS A
    AFRICAN EGYPTIAN WOMAN. WE CAN ALWAYS LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.

    October 18, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
    • ATTNPLZ.

      My research shows she would have indeed been a beautiful woman of color , especially due to the region of her origin and her heritage , she was also part greek I believe and not many know this but her liniage also connected to Alexander The Great, and Ptolomey.(hundreds of years earlier. Who were Roman! :) She was well versed in several languages, very cultured woman of the world and she Reigned with dignity and grace. Which I believe is part of the reason people are so facinated by her.

      October 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  25. ducchess23

    I love Angelina Jolie. But with all due respect Cleopatra was a woman of color not Anglo. How are they gonna pull that off?

    October 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • mimi

      cleo was actually greek... look it up!

      October 18, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Madame Rue

      Jolie is much lighter than Cleopatra could possibly have been. Look THAT uip! Now Halle Berry playing the part would make more sense.

      October 18, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Cleo wasn't black and Angie isn't Anglo. Greeks are swarthy whites, like Italians.

      October 19, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Angelinthepie

      Is everyone completely insane!!! I love Angelina and Elizabeth Taylor but do really think Cleopatra was a pasty white woman with blue eyes?!?! Im so sick of Hollywood and WHITE washed versions of history. I could do without the remake all together, the original picture was epic even with its gross oversights.

      October 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Honestly

    She doesn't fit for Cleopatra roll. She better just stick to cheap action rolls.
    Elizabeth Taylor was perfect for the roll. Why does hollywood keep wasting sh!t ton of money on remaking films?
    Are they running out of ideas? There's absolutely no point of remaking the original in this case.

    October 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • John N Florida

      Sorry to break it to you but the Taylor movie was also a remake. Claudette Colbert and Vivien Leigh also starred as Cleopatra. Colbert's movie (pre-code) even included a highly risque 'milk bath' scene.

      October 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  27. th

    Russell Crowe HAS to play Marc. would be the best movie ever!!

    October 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  28. hank

    I don't see why she's perfect for the part, what am I missing here, she needs tons of makeup to look half way descent and she's a toothpick and I really don't find her to be a good actress. I think there are much better choices out there besides her to play the part. When I read this, I couldn't think of anyone to play Caesar and Anthony, that's going to be an interesting cast, but they will never match the Elizabeth Taylor movie that's a true classic.

    October 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  29. lilcjoy

    Why not? She can kick ass in the Cleo movie. Marc Anthony watch out!

    October 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Frank

    "Physically," said Schiff, "she's the perfect look."

    How do they know? Cleo's been dead for a few thousand years. According to ancient accounts, she was quite homely!

    October 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Frank

    James Cameron can go f\_/ck himself with his 3-D nonsense.

    October 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |

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