Cleopatra: New Version, Starring Gal (Wonder Woman) Gadot, Directed by Patty Jenkins

Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins to Reteam on ‘Cleopatra’ Biopic for Paramount

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Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are reuniting for another costume drama.

The duo will reteam for Cleopatra, a historical biopic in the works from Paramount Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Jenkins will direct the drama based on a script penned by Laeta Kalogridis, with Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment, Gadot and Jaron Varsano of Pilot Wave Motion Pictures banner producing.

Gadot will play Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt role made famous by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 classic.

“I love embarking on new journeys, I love the excitement of new projects, the thrill of bringing new stories to life. Cleopatra is a story I wanted to tell for a very long time.Can’t be more grateful about this A team,” Gadot tweeted of the film.

Wonder Woman, the highest-grossing live-action film ever by a female helmer, was expected to produce more opportunities for female creative talent. Gadot’s Pilot Wave Motion Pictures originated the project, which landed with Paramount Pictures after a studio auction.

Jenkins and Gadot recently completed work on Wonder Woman 1984, which has Gadot reprising her role as the woman warrior.