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Los Angeles: The Israeli actress Gal Gadot is picked to play the legendary queen of the Nile, Cleopatra. The film would be directed by Patty Jenkins who also directed Gadot in 2017 DC blockbuster ‘Wonder Woman.’ The director has also directed ‘Wonder Woman 84’ which is scheduled to be released on December 25th of this year. ‘WW84’ was postponed several times due to the pandemic and the December release may yet be postponed if the pandemic continues to rise in the United States and the rest of the world. The United States have partially theatres with strict guidelines but, the industry experts are predicting a disastrous future of theatre chains in the US and the film industry itself. Currently, major studios have been forced to release their tent-pole films through streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney +, HBO Max and Hulu.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Cleopatra was originally played by the legendary American actress, Elizabeth Taylor in 1963. The film garnered four academy wins and also won the coveted ‘Best Picture.’

The new remake featuring Gal Gadot would be penned by Laeta Kalogridis.