Gal Gadot confirms that his movie Cleopatra starring Patty Jenkins is still in development and that they now have “an amazing storyline”.
long awaited by Gal Gadot Cleopatra the film is one more step into production with the star confirming that the script is now complete. In October 2020, following the completion of Wonder Woman 1984, it was announced that Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins would team up again for Cleopatra, a film retracing the life of the famous queen of Egypt, which was to be written by Laeta Kalogridis. Jenkins was on board to direct while Gadot would co-produce the film alongside Paramount Pictures with his production company, Pilot Wave Motion Pictures.
The announcement that Gadot would play the lead role was criticized, with many calling out the actor for money laundering concerns and demanding that since Cleopatra was Macedonian an actor from that country should be chosen. Gadot responded to the reviews, saying they ultimately couldn’t find a suitable Macedonian actor for the role and that she would take on the role because she was so passionate about the project. While there hasn’t been an update on the film for several months now, Sony has also reportedly been working on a separate Cleopatra-related project with Denis Villeneuve in talks to direct, but it’s unclear if this film is. still in active development.
In a new interview with Collider promote Red Notice, Gadot provides a brief update on Cleopatra and reveals that work is still in progress for the behind-the-scenes movie. Gadot confirms that the script is now complete and that she can’t wait to bring the story to the big screen. Check out Gadot’s full commentary below:
“Cleopatra is still performing. We have an amazing storyline and I can’t wait to celebrate and bring its story to the big screen.
While Gadot won’t go into details regarding the story or when the movie will be shot, things are definitely moving forward. Gadot and Jenkins are both hired to do Wonder woman 3 and Jenkins is also still hired to direct a Star Wars Rogue Squadron movie (which was just delayed due to scheduling conflicts), so it’s not entirely clear when their schedules will allow Cleopatra Being shot at. It is also quite possible that Cleopatra is the reason why Rogue Squadron has been delayed and that cameras will shoot on the period piece next year, but that’s only a guess at this point.
It remains to be seen if fans will embrace Gadot in the lead role when Cleopatra eventually comes out, but, for now, she certainly seems excited to take on the role and produce the film. As one of the biggest stars in the world, Gadot wields great power in the film industry, but conflicting contracts and schedules cause countless delays in Hollywood every year, so anyone can guess when the audience will be. will actually be able to see Cleopatra. For now, Gadot fans can see her in Netflix’s upcoming action comedy, Red Notice, which is due out on the streamer Friday.
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