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James Cameron to direct Angelina Jolie in 'Cleopatra'?

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It’s incredibly early, but a source confirms Deadline Hollywood’s report today that James Cameron is having exploratory conversations with Sony Pictures about coming aboard the Cleopatra project the studio is developing for Angelina Jolie as a star vehicle. Brian Helgeland (Green Zone, Robin Hood) is writing the script and Social Network producer Scott Rudin is on board to produce. The project is based on Stacy Schiff’s book Cleopatra: A Life.

That’s one A-list combination, and it would be interesting to see them tackle the fascinating story of the Egyptian queen. Stay tuned…