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Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra in new Patty Jenkins film

Gal Gadot is set to play Cleopatra in a new film for Paramount. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
Gal Gadot is set to play Cleopatra in a new film for Paramount. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Gal Gadot said Sunday she is reteaming with her Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins for a film about the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

"I love embarking on new journeys," Gadot tweeted. "I love the excitement of new projects, the thrill of bringing new stories to life.Cleopatra is a story I wanted to tell for a very long time. Can't be more grateful about this A team!!"

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Laeta Kalogridis -- whose credits include Alexander, Shutter Island and Alita: Battle Angel -- is writing the script and will executive produce the epic for the Paramount Pictures.

The last time Cleopatra got her own movie was Elizabeth Taylor's 1963 classic, Cleopatra.

Wonder Woman 1984, the sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman, is set for theatrical release this winter.

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