Ange’s ‘Cleopatra’ Dream is dropped!
Angelina Jolie has been setup for disappointment after director David Fincher has reportedly declined to direct her new ‘Cleopatra’ movie concept.
The Hollywood actress and mother/goddess was set to follow in Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s footsteps by playing the Egyptian pharaoh in a new blockbuster and she singled out Fincher as her first choice to helm the creation.
However, it has been said that Fincher has now turned down the project and movie bosses at Sony Pictures are looking for an alternative director. Sources have stated that ‘Mountain’ director Ang Lee is a potential candidate for the job – and boy would he do it well!
David Fincher previously insisted he wanted to move the new Cleopatra film away from being “a giant sword-and-sandal epic” and make it more “relatable to today.” But our thinking is that this ‘giant sword epic’ is exactly what Jolie was heading towards, if past movies like ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Wanted’ are anything to go by…
Article By Emma Sankey