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Ang Lee could be next in line
Aug 24th 2012By Josh Winning
Angelina Jolie won’t be directed by David Fincher in the new version of Cleopatra – the Se7en filmmaker has dropped out of the project due to his busy schedule.
That’s not surprising considering how slow production on Cleopatra has been. Fincher last showed an interest in it way back in March 2011.
Given Lee’s track record with sweeping love stories, we reckon he’s a perfect fit for the film – though it’s a shame we won’t get to see Fincher’s take on the historical epic.
Jolie, who will star as the Egyptian queen, previously discussed her take on the monarch, remarking that “she wasn’t a great beauty”.
Sony’s Cleopatra will be a revisionist take on the life of the Egyptian queen, and a real depature from the Elizabeth Taylor version.
Producer Scott Rudin describes it as a “much more grown-up sophisticated version. She’s not a sex kitten; she’s a politician, strategist, warrior.”
- Ang Lee – Ang Lee To Replace Fincher As Cleopatra Director? (contactmusic.com)
- Angelina Jolie – David Fincher Drops Cleopatra (contactmusic.com)
- David Fincher drops Cleopatra (hollywood.com)
- David Fincher No Longer Attached to CLEOPATRA with Angelina Jolie (collider.com)
- David Fincher Won’t Direct Angelina Jolie’s ‘Cleopatra’; Ang Lee May Be Next in Line (slashfilm.com)
- David Fincher Drops Out of ‘Cleopatra’ Film Starring Angelina Jolie (screenrant.com)
- David Fincher Out Of Cleopatra Film, Sony Looking For New Director (emileeid.com)
- A New ‘Cleopatra’ Drama Series Is Coming To NBC (pinkisthenewblog.com)
- Infographic: Fincher Facts (tdylf.com)
- NBC Orders ‘Epic’ Cleopatra Pilot from Lorenzo Di Bonaventura – Who Should Star? (tvline.com)