Gal Gadot to reunite with 'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins for period drama 'Cleopatra'

After months-long hiatus, actor Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot recently also resumed shooting for their Netflix action-comedy Red Notice.

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Actor Gal Gadot is all set to essay the role of the legendary queen of Egypt in Cleopatra, a historical drama that will see her reuniting with her Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. 

According to Variety, Paramount Pictures won the rights to the project, reportedly beating out other suitors such as Apple, Universal, Warner Bros., and Netflix.

Gadot will have the opportunity to place her stamp on a role previously portrayed by Claudette Colbert and Elizabeth Taylor, playing a woman who romanced Julius Caesar and Marc Antony and served as the last queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt.

In recent years several Cleopatra projects have been kicking around in Hollywood including Sony's project that rumored to cast Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga.

Laeta Kalogridis, who wrote the screenplay for Shutter Island will be writing the screenplay for the Gadot-Jenkins take, Variety reported.

Gadot and Jenkins are also collaborating on Wonder Woman 1984, the superhero sequel that is expected to debut in December. 

After months-long hiatus, actor Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot recently also resumed shooting for their Netflix action-comedy Red Notice. 

The Deadpool actor took to Instagram to share a few pictures of himself getting tested for coronavirus before returning to shoot. In his post, he also revealed that the pictures were clicked by his wife Blake Lively. 

Taking to her Instagram handle, Gadot had also written, "Getting ready to head back to the Red Notice set but prep looks a little different now..#staysafe."

Besides Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, the film also stars Dwayne Johnson in a pivotal role. The shooting for the film was halted in March due to the coronavirus induced shutdown of the entertainment industry.

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