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Gal Gadot's "Cleopatra" Finds New Director

Tue 07 Dec 2021 | 09:19 PM
Yara Sameh

“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins has relinquished directing duties for the historical movie “Cleopatra”, starring Gal Gadot as the legendary queen of Egypt.

Canadian director Kari Skogland, who recently directed Marvel’s TV series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” will take over filmmaking duties.

Jenkins isn't departing from the project entirely. She will be involved in producing as she pivots attention to her next two projects, “Wonder Woman 3” for Warner Bros. and “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” for Disney and Lucasfilm.

“Cleopatra” is scripted by Laeta Klogridis, who has written screenplays for films such as “Shutter Island” and “Alita: Battle Angel”. She is also set to serve as an executive producer.

Producers also include Gadot, Chuck Roven and Jaron Varsano. Paramount Pictures is the studio behind the movie, which remains in the development stages.

The studio won the rights to the project last year, beating out Apple, Universal, Warner Bros., and Netflix.

The Egyptian queen has been a frequent subject of Hollywood movies, in which Claudette Colbert and Elizabeth Taylor’s takes are the most popular ones.

In addition, Lyndsey Marshal played Cleopatra in the HBO series “Rome”.