Director Patty Jenkins had worked with Gal Gadot twice for both Wonder Woman films, and now the duo are set to work together again for a third time with a new biopic based on one of the OG women of power.
According to Deadline, Jenkins and Gadot are once again working together for a period biopic about the life of Cleopatra. We don’t know exactly where the film will go, but this is expected to be a film promoting female empowerment, telling the story of a powerful woman from the point of view of actual women.
The script will come from Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Altered Carbon) and the film will be distributed by Paramount.
As you might have heard I teamed up with @PattyJenks and @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to the big screen in a way she’s never been seen before. To tell her story for the first time through women's eyes, both behind and in front of the camera. pic.twitter.com/k5eyTIfzjB
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) October 12, 2020
It’s funny that Gadot would find herself playing an Egyptian queen right after she had worked on a movie called Death on the Nile. Admittedly, some people online are questioning if she was right for the part, seeing that she’s Israeli and Cleopatra was said to be Greek.
Either way, the Cleopatra biopic already has a lot of great things going for it, with the director behind Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman herself playing the lead. I don’t really know what to expect when it comes to the movie, but I hope that Jenkins will try to tell a more human story rather than just have an infallible protagonist like Captain Marvel. If you ask me, they should just go the ‘based on a true story’ route like The Great so they can have more creative freedom.
No release date has been set for Cleopatra, but Death on the Nile hits theaters on Dec. 18.