Everything James Cameron touches becomes virtual movie magic. From Titanic to Avatar he’s got what it takes to win Oscar gold and is hoping to make Cleopatra his next blockbuster hit!
When you hear the name James Cameron, 56, you think A-list movie director. He has worked with the best in the business and has a knack for picking projects that rake in the big bucks. Next on his wish list? According to our sister side Deadline: Hollywood, it’s an adaptation of Cleopatra: The Life by Stacy Schiff. At the helm to play the Queen of the Nile is none other than Hollywood bombshell, humanitarian and mother of six, 35-year-old Angelina Jolie.
It’s the perfect role for Angelina who has expressed a deep interest in portraying one of the most famous women in all of history. This wouldn’t be the first time Angelina played a Queen. She took on the role of Queen Olympias in Alexander.
“I would be honored” to play Cleopatra in an upcoming new biopic,” she told reporters at the Salt premiere. “I haven’t done a historical epic of that nature and she’s always been fascinating to me because I feel like, as much of her story has been done big, it’s never been done accurately. But there’s a lot that would have to come together for that to work.”
With Angelina and James attached to the project, it is almost certain to do well in theaters. Nothing is set in stone yet, but we have a feeling it’ll will be a project we’ll continue to follow.