Laeta Kalogridis to Write New ‘Cleopatra’ Movie Featuring Gal Gadot

Laeta Kalogridis
Laeta Kalogridis/Photo from IMDB

A new “Cleopatra” movie featuring Gal Gadot has been announced, with Greek-American screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis selected to write the new film.

The movie will be produced through Paramount Pictures, currently being led by Jim Gianopulos, who won the rights to create this sure to be epic film.

Director Patty Jenkins, who also helmed Gadot’s breakout hit “Wonder Woman”, will be leading the film behind the scenes. The team behind the new Cleopatra movie decided they wanted powerful women both in front of and behind the camera, in order to better tell the story of one of history’s most powerful women.

The first major motion picture to tell the Queen of the Nile’s story, also appropriately titled “Cleopatra”, featured world famous movie stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who started their epic romance on set. At the time, it was the most expensive movie ever made.

In a way it’s fitting that the new “Cleopatra” movie will be written by a Greek woman, as Cleopatra was an Egyptian queen of Greek descent, the last of the line of Ptolemy.

Kalogridis, an acclaimed screenwriter also known for “Shutter Island”, “Alita: Battle Angel”, and the “Altered Carbon” series on Netflix, will also be on board as an executive producer for “Cleopatra”.