Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 94

Thread: Angelina Jolie Attached to Play Cleopatra; Should Brad Pitt Play Marc Antony?

  1. #1
    Elite Member dowcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Brasil
    Posts
    23,492

    Default Angelina Jolie Attached to Play Cleopatra; Should Brad Pitt Play Marc Antony?

    Angelina Jolie Attached to Play Cleopatra; Should Brad Pitt Play Marc Antony?



    Like Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh, and Elizabeth Taylor before her, Angelina Jolie is set to play Cleopatra on the silver screen. Producer Scott Rudin (Doubt) acquired the rights to Stacy Schiff’s biography of the Queen of the Nile entitled Cleopatra: A Life. Schiff admits “we have little idea what she actually looked like,” then paradoxically adds, “Physically, [Jolie is] the perfect look.”
    Rudin agrees, as USA Today confirmed with the producer’s office that the project is being developed “for and with Jolie.” As long as Schiff is dreamcasting, she threw out Mr. Jolie (er, Brad Pitt) for the role of Marc Antony. Sounds fun. Cleopatra’s life is surely suited for film; hit the jump for a synopsis of Schiff’s biography.

    Here’s the synopsis of Cleopatra: A Life. Given its biographical nature, it’s essentially the bullet points of Cleopatra’s life, though it may provide some insight into the approach of the eventual film.
    Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world.
    She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a son with Caesar and–after his murder–three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since.
    Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Shakespeare and Shaw put words in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, and Elizabeth Taylor put a face to her name. Along the way the supple personality has been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order a generation before the birth of Christ. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff ’s is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life.
    Angelina Jolie Attached to Play Cleopatra; Should Brad Pitt Play Marc Antony?

    "Tão estranho carregar uma vida inteira no corpo, e ninguém suspeitar dos traumas, das quedas, dos medos, dos choros."
    Caio Fernando Abreu

  2. #2
    Silver Member LucreziaBorgia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Silent Hill
    Posts
    470

    Default

    Great. I can hardly wait to hear what kind of 'accent' she comes up with for this one.

  3. #3
    Silver Member PrincessJo291's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    633

    Default

    this pisses me off. there are plenty of actresses who can probably act just as well if not better than her that actually looks the part...

  4. #4
    Elite Member WhoAmI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,371

    Default

    I'm wondering which actresses you think look like this?



    BTW, there's a new Cleopatra exhibit in Philly--anybody seen it yet?

    Cleopatra Exhibit in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute – Ticket Information - visitphilly.com

  5. #5
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,431

    Default

    ^^^i'm thinking that could play the part better than Angie
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  6. #6
    Elite Member bellini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    6,595

    Default

    Cleopatra was Greek. Jenni Aniston should play her.

  7. #7
    Elite Member WhoAmI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,371

    Default

    ^^That was my first thought, too. (The Aniston one.) Unfortunately, she would refuse to do it because she couldn't wear her signature hairstyle and act so darn cutesy!

  8. #8
    Elite Member yanna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    9,778

    Default

    Ugh, Aniston would make a terrible Cleopatra! They should get Rachel Weisz, she was awesome as Hypatia!

    After seeing Jolie's Olympias I'm really dreading this one...

  9. #9
    Hit By Ban Bus!
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    support histiocytosis awareness
    Posts
    7,363

    Default

    Well lets hope she doesn't do a accent, other than that I think Angelina can do a good job.

    To me Angelina isn't all that attractive and neither was Cleopatra but both are intelligent and know/knew how to use sex to get what they want.

    It depends on the buzz but if it's well acted I'll go see it because Cleopatra was a favorite history subject.

    As for Caesar the aging Brad Pitt might do, Marc Anthony - how about Henry Cavill...... just cause I want to see him in a movie
    Last edited by GaPeach; June 11th, 2010 at 06:38 PM.

  10. #10
    Silver Member PrincessJo291's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    633

    Default

    Clara Khoury
    lyndsey marshal

    any would be better. lol. i just don't think that cleopatra should be made into this ultimate beauty when she wasn't... iono lol

  11. #11
    Elite Member WhoAmI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,371

    Default

    Maybe they'll give Angelina a prosthetic nose?

  12. #12
    Bronze Member ditz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    stars fell on alabama
    Posts
    39

    Default

    I think she will do a great job,love her and Jen both ,but Jen does not have what it takes ,she has her own set of style ,playing certain roles ,this would not be it.

  13. #13
    Gold Member Jackie M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    793

    Default

    Some ancient drawings of Cleopatra exist and she is not thought to be a great beauty. Most actresses are beautiful but one of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern backround might be more believable even if they are beautiful. Cleo and Marc Antony were madly in love. He lived life always to the fullest extent. He loved to drink, smoke, gamble, drugs (whatever they had at that time) and slept with women, men, girls, boys you name, he hit it! When he met her, he finally met a woman that was his equal in everything. After he was killed she commit suicide. I don't think Brad and Angie have the screen chemistry to pull this off. You need a couple to burn the screen. We need to come up with the perfect couple. What do you think out there?

  14. #14
    Elite Member WhateverLolaWants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    13,660

    Default

    I think Cate Blanchett kinda looks like Cleo, BUT...half of the interesting things she did were in her teens, so they'd have to have two actresses play her, more than likely. Cleo was never a great beauty, but apparently used both charisma and makeup very well.
    ----------------------------
    There will be times you might leap before you look
    There'll be times you'll like the cover and that's precisely why you'll love the book
    Do it anyway

  15. #15
    Elite Member bellini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    6,595

    Default

    I was joking about Jennifer Aniston. JA as Cleopatra?


    That girl with the incredible brows might be good. Camilla Bell.


Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 22
    Last Post: June 13th, 2010, 07:29 PM
  2. Brad Pitt and Ed Norton to play Lewis and Clark?
    By SVZ in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: May 29th, 2006, 08:51 AM
  3. Brad Pitt to play gay?
    By buttmunch in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 6th, 2006, 05:28 PM
  4. Brad Pitt and Maddox play in the park [2/14/2006]
    By muchlove in forum Photo Archive
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: February 18th, 2006, 10:10 PM
  5. Angelina Jolie won't play eye-candy role
    By MaryJane in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: November 15th, 2005, 08:30 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •