Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are reteaming to tell the story of Cleopatra.
Paramount Pictures has won an auction for the epic Cleopatra, besting Universal, Warner Bros, Netflix and Apple.
The historical drama will be penned by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), which means we will finally get a major motion picture that tells Cleopatra’s story from a female perspective.
The film will be produced by Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, Jenkins, Gadot and her Pilot Wave Motion Pictures partner Jaron Varsano, with Kalogridis as executive producer. According to Deadline, the deal was sealed over the weekend after Gadot took part in a select number of Zoom pitches, accompanied by Jenkins, Roven and Varsano, with Kalogridis outlining an epic film based on the research she did after Gadot enlisted her. The film was Gadot’s idea and generated by her Pilot Wave shingle. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.