- “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will be starring in yet another female empowerment film featuring the life of the famous Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra
- Gadot will be teaming up again with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins for the Cleopatra film
- The new biopic film of Cleopatra will be retelling her side of story from a female-led perspective
Undoubtedly, a lot of people fell in love on Gal Gadot’s portrayal of Wonder Woman in the Justice League film in 2017. On the same year, she then starred on the DC series Wonder Woman film featuring the fictional superhero published by DC Comics. Since then, Gal Gadot has established the image of female empowerment.
Recently, Gadot made it to the headlines of various media websites when she announced her upcoming film with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. This time, Gadot will be playing the role of yet another empowered female, the legendary Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra.
“I love embarking on new journeys, 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,” Gadot twitted, linking to the news report by Deadline.
Deadline broke the news that Gadot and Jenkins auctioned the new Cleopatra film off to Paramount Pictures who won the auction beating out offers from Universal, Warner Bros, Netflix and Apple.
Cleopatra has had various representations in cinematic history, so what makes this new Cleopatra film different from the others? Gadot said in another tweet that the film would mark the first time Cleopatra’s story would be told from a female-led perspective.
“As you might have heard I teamed up with @PattyJenks and @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to the big screen in a way she’s never been seen before. To tell her story for the first time through women’s eyes, both behind and in front of the camera,” Gadot posted. Laeta Kalogridis is set to write the script for the new biopic of Cleopatra.
However, this announcement of Gadot playing an ancient Egyptian character sparks an online debate with some netizens saying that Gadot, who is an Israeli, is not fit for the role. Many believe that the role should be given to a Black actress because of the ethnicity of the film’s subject.