Clooney, Ouija board movies in works
January 6th, 2011
09:42 AM ET

Clooney, Ouija board movies in works

Angelina Jolie's "Cleopatra" is one step closer to getting made, George Clooney is starring in an Italian movie, and the Ouija board will soon be scaring up some fun on the big screen.

Producer Scott Rudin tells Deadline.com that he is close to hiring a director for Jolie's "Cleopatra" 3-D spectacular. Though Rudin won't name names, it's rumored that Paul Greengrass, who helmed the "Bourne Identity" franchise, will direct the Queen of the Nile biopic.

The film, based on author Stacy Schiff's "Cleopatra: A Life," will be much different from the 1963 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, promises Rudin. "It is a completely revisionist Cleopatra, a much more grown-up sophisticated version," he has said. "She’s not a sex kitten, she’s a politician, strategist, warrior."

Meanwhile, George Clooney is attached to star in a film adaptation of Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi's true-crime novel "The Monster of Venice." Clooney will play detective Preston, who teamed up with Spezi to solve a 30-year-old serial murder case that took place just outside Florence between 1974 and 1985.

And in other chilling news, "Charlie's Angels" director McG is in talks to bring Hasbro's Ouija board to life with a movie set for release in 2012.


soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. lindy

    Angelina has serious mental issues along with her drug problems. It amazes me that people take her at face value and believe everything she says. One thing I will give her: she's a master at manipulating the public's perception of her.

    January 7, 2011 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Liam

    Anyone BUT Jolie...please!

    I cant bear anymore thinly played, Jolie vanity, ice princess movies, I really can't.

    Why not use a real actress........a serious one with real street creds? One who the audience can actually empathize with?

    Jolie's final curtain as an actress has been called already. She is like Barbie and Cheez Wiz.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hitman

    1) Angie cant act. 2) Angie cant act. 3) Angie cant act 4) She's a drug addict, unfortunately and
    5) Angie can't act!

    January 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mandy

    Jolie for Cleopatra? Yawwwwwwnnnnnnnn. Haven't we had enough of this talentless, anorexic chick yet?
    She is like watching a motionless wind-up doll in action. BLAHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    January 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Superhiro

    ...Is it against the law to make good movies now or something? A 3d cleopatra movie starring Angelina "I can't act" Jolie? A frickin Ouija board movie by the same failure that directed Terminator Salvation? Who greenlights these trainwrecks? I don't have anything for the Clooney movie, but I'm sure him being in it will do enough to ruin it as a respectable film.

    January 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roberto Soares

      So, Superhiro, you're not a big Angelina Jolie, Ouija Board and George Clooney enthusiat, am I right? LOL

      January 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |

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