Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot To Play Cleopatra In New Movie Directed By Patty Jenkins

Two of the biggest names behind the Wonder Woman films are working together again on something new. Gal Gadot will play Cleopatra in a period drama about the Egyptian ruler in a new film directed by Wonder Woman’s Patty Jenkins.

Paramount Pictures won the auction for the movie after an auction with Universal, Warner Bros., Netflix, and Apple said to be in the mix, according to a report from Deadline. The new film will be written by Laeta Kalogridis, who wrote the Martin Scorsese movie Shutter Island. She also co-wrote the script for Alita: Battle Angel and created the Netflix show Altered Carbon.

Pitches to studios were made over Zoom calls, according to Deadline. And this is more than a simple development deal–the report said Paramount is working with “an urgency to mount a big budget theatrical release film as quickly as possible.”

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