Catherine Zeta-Jones Wants To Play Cleopatra In New Rock Musical

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June 15, 2012 | 2:16pm EST

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is planning to return to Broadway as Cleopatra in a new rock and roll musical.
The Oscar-winning Chicago beauty won over critics and earned a Tony Award for her star turn in 2009’s A Little Night Music, and she’s currently showing off her vocal talents in the Hollywood adaptation of another Broadway show, Rock of Ages.
The new film appears to have inspired Zeta-Jones to seek out more musical roles – she is developing a stageshow about the Ancient Egyptian queen with her Traffic director Steven Soderbergh.
During an interview on talk show The View on Friday, she said, “I just finished a movie with Steven Soderbergh and we have an idea – actually it was for a movie – to play Cleopatra. It’s a rock and roll musical movie, but we think it would just be fantastic on Broadway.”