Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Teaser Poster For The Imitation Game Arrives Online
Cumberbatch's Turing adjusts his valves
Sony Wants Channing Tatum Struck By Genius
The story of a real-life brain mystery
New Interstellar Poster Lands
Matthew McConaughey looks to the stars
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 September 2014
David Fincher And James Ellroy Teaming Up For HBO
A crime noir series is in the pipeline
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Unbroken
26 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
42 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Side By Side (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Titanic 3D (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Eric Roth May Write Jolie's Cleopatra
David Fincher still circling...

16 November 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Eric Roth May Write Jolie's Cleopatra

Producer Scott Rudin has been trying to get a new cinemtic take on Egyptian queen Cleopatra going ever since he snatched up the rights to Stacy Schiff’s book Cleopatra: A Life back in 2006. However, after several years of development and even with Angelina Jolie attached to play the lead, it hasn’t moved forward much. But now there’s a positive sign, as Oscar-winning writer Eric Roth has been approached to crank out the script.

Roth, who landed his golden baldie for Forrest Gump, most recently worked on the upcoming Stephen Daldry film Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, which features Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.

Brian Helgeland has already taken one crack at the Cleo screenplay, which according to Variety, will tell her story from “a woman’s perspective.”

Rudin has also been trying to find a big name director to handle what will no doubt be an expansive and expensive production. James Cameron was briefly interested, expressing a desire to shoot (of course!) in 3D. But Jolie and Rudin have long been trying to get David Fincher interested. Up until recently, of course, he’s been a little busy working on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. But if Roth – who worked with him on The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – does jump aboard, it could finally prompt Fincher to follow…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Bioshock Movie Finally Sunk
Game adaptation no longer afoot
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Wrong!
Cleopatra's family was of Greek/Macedonian descent; they took over Egypt after Alexander the Great's death. More

Posted by olirog at 10:07 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

Don't twist the facts...
Cleopatra was not caucasian, as Hollywood would have us believe. More

Posted by ronniem at 09:48 on 16 November 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)