Angelina Jolie's Going To Play Cleopatra - But Could The Role Be Her Last?

03 June 2014 by

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Break out your black veils – Angelina Jolie could be about to turn her back on acting. But all is not lost quite yet, she’s reportedly going to do one last role before throwing in the towel.

In a BBC interview, Ange has confirmed that the rumours are true, and she is in talks to play Cleopatra. ‘We've been working on it,’ she said. ‘There have been lots of different ideas of directors and lots of different discussions. The script has been written by Eric Roth, who is a dear friend and a brilliant writer.’

[Liz Taylor played Cleopatra in 1963]

There have been rumours that Angelina would star in a film based on the book ‘Cleopatra: A Life’ by Stacy Schiff since 2010, with some controversy generated by the idea of a white woman playing the Egyptian Pharoh. In fact, Angelina has admitted that, ‘it's complicated to get this one right.’

‘I think we're getting there’, she added. ‘ It's getting close. I imagine the preparation for it is going to be big. It's one of those that you think maybe that's the one you put everything into and that's where you end it, that's where you finish — in a great way. What could you do beyond that one?’

Umm, Maleficent Two, anyone?


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