Jolie Set To Star As Cleopatra?

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June 10, 2010 | 4:19pm EST

Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to play Cleopatra in a new movie she is developing about the legendary Egyptian queen.
The Tomb Raider star is set to follow in the footsteps of Dame Elizabeth Taylor by playing the ancient beauty in a new film based on author Stacy Schiff’s biography Cleopatra: A Life.

Producer Scott Rudin has confirmed that the project is “being developed for and with Jolie”, according to USA Today.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is also in talks to play the Egyptian ruler in a 3D musical to be directed by Steven Soderbergh, with Hugh Jackman as Cleopatra’s lover Marc Antony.