Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins are reportedly working on a Cleopatra movie.
Following two Wonder Woman instalments for the Worlds of DC (sequel 1984 hopes to hit the big screen this Christmas), the star-director duo clearly love making movie magic together.
According to Deadline, the project will be a biographical drama written by Shutter Island’s Laeta Kalogridis, while Paramount Pictures beat out Netflix, Warner Bros and Apple in acquiring the rights.
Gadot will star and Jenkins will direct.
History hounds will remember how Cleopatra, the daughter of mathematician and astrologist Claudius Ptolemy, was the last active ruler of Egypt’s Ptolemaic Kingdom.
In Rome, she also went on to become the lover of both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony.
You could argue that Gadot and Jenkins are perfectly positioned to take on subject matter like this. After all, their recent work in the female-badass arena generated close to one billion dollars at the box office.
Earlier this year, filmmaker Jenkins spoke about turning down MCU sequel Thor: The Dark World.
“I did not believe that I could make a good movie out of the script that they were planning on doing,” she explained during an interview with Vanity Fair.
“I think it would have been a huge deal – it would have looked like it was my fault.”