Gal Gadot is set to star in a new remake of Cleopatra, directed by Patty Jenkins, reports Deadline.
The rights to the film have been secured by Paramount Pictures, which secured the project through a bidding process. Next Deadline Universal Pictures, Netflix and Apple also took an interest in the film.
Wonder Womandirector Jenkins wants to Cleopatra to make a biographical drama film in which the Egyptian queen is portrayed as a powerful woman.
The idea for the film appears to come from Gadot herself, she says on her Instagram. “I love to take new journeys, I love the excitement of new projects, the excitement of bringing new stories to life. Cleopatra is a story that I have wanted to tell for a long time, “said the Israeli actress.
It is not yet known exactly when the film will be released. The next collaboration between Gadot and Jenkins is planned for December, namely Wonder Woman: 1984.