October 17th, 2010
06:00 PM ET
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."
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