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Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra in upcoming movie directed by Patty Jenkins

October 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

(CNN)Actress Gal Gadot will be playing the Queen of the Nile.

(CNN)Actress Gal Gadot will be playing the Queen of the Nile.

Gadot made the announcement about her casting as Cleopatra on Twitter writing, "As you might have heard I teamed up with @PattyJenks and @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to the big screen in a way she's never been seen before.

Patty Jenkins is set to direct the film and the two have worked together before.

Paramount Pictures is set to be the film's distributor with Laeta Kalogridis writing the screenplay.

Elizabeth Taylor famously played Cleopatra in the 1963 film of the same name.

The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture.

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