If you’ve been wondering what did Cleopatra look like, let’s say that we’ll have an opportunity to see in the new blockbuster biopic from Sony. Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie are the two actresses who are competing in who will portray the last real ruler of Egypt’s Ptolemaic Kingdom. The mega-budget film reboot is being in development, but it is still not clear who will play the main role.
In the 1963 film version, Elizabeth Taylor played the part and established herself as Hollywood’s queen. The movie won four Academy Awards.
Angelina Jolie, the Oscar-winning actress has been in on-off talks with studio bosses at Sony for months. On the other hand, Lady Gaga, who received a huge success after her debut as a leading role in “A Star Is Born”, is also a possible candidate for the role of Cleopatra.
According to a source from Sony, whoever gets to play Cleopatra is very likely to enjoy success in the motion picture industry as this film is considered to be an epic historical drama. Hence, both actresses want to be part of this bloody political thriller and tell the story from a feminist perspective.
Rumor has it that both actresses will have to go through an audition, which is quite rare for A-list star. However, there are many people who believe that neither of them should play Cleopatra, but that Cleopatra should be portrayed by a Black woman.