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'Benjamin Button' Scribe Eric Roth in Talks to Write 'Cleopatra' Starring Angelina Jolie

The Collider:
Screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) is currently in talks to pen the epic Cleopatra, which focuses on the Egyptian queen. Angelina Jolie is attached to star, David Fincher is circling the pic as a directing vehicle, and uber-producer Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country for Old Men) is producing. Needless to say, this is shaping up to be one hell of a prestigious production. Variety reports that while no formal deal is in place, Roth has been approached and is likely to begin writing in the next several weeks. The scribe has a relationship with Fincher, as he penned 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and recently adapted this December’s awards contender Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for Stephen Daldry. Hit the jump for more, including the likelihood of Fincher actually signing onto the project.

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alycakes1845d ago

Not sure I want to see a Cleopatra movie. I'm really not interested in it. I love Jolie but I think she does better in action movies and not these period time movies.

StarWarsFan1843d ago

I can't complain about this choice. I think the biggest challenge will be for the director making it all just look believable on the screen. It should be epic if done right.