David Fincher is no longer attached to direct Cleopatra. Sony Pictures is now seeking a new director to helm its big-screen adaptation of Stacy Schiff’s bestselling book ‘Cleopatra: A Life’. Angelina Jolie is attached to star as the Queen of the Nile. David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) was in discussions with Sony to direct but talks fell through. Cleopatra ruled as the last Pharaoh of Egypt for twenty-two years and had a love affair with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony which resulted in a deadly conflict between Rome and Egypt.
Release Date: TBA
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Genre: Biography, Adventure, Drama, Adaptation
Screenwriter: Brian Helgeland, Eric Roth
Running Time: Unknown
MPAA Rating: Not yet rated
Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first and poisoned the second. She had children by Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Her supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost.