David Fincher May Make Cleopatra Film with Benjamin Button Writer

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David Fincher May Make Cleopatra Film with <i>Benjamin Button</i> Writer

With David Fincher wrapping up his latest film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, his next project could be a movie about Cleopatra that has been circling around Sony for quite some time.

Fincher has supposedly been looking at directing the adaptation of Cleopatra: A Life, written by Stacy Schiff. The project has been considered by Paul Greengrass and James Cameron in the past. Angelina Jolie has been attached to the role for quite some time now as well.

The script, which was originally written by Brian Helgeland, will also be rewritten by Eric Roth, who wrote Forrest Gump and Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Cleopatra: A Life focuses on the Egyptian queen’s strategic prowess rather than her seductive side highlighted in the Elizabeth Taylor version from 1963.

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