Cleopatra for the 21st Century

The bio of Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff coming in November caught the attention of several librarians at BEA’s Shout & Share program. It’s also caught the attention of film producer Scott Rudin, who has bought the rights to the book, reports USA Today‘s Book Buzz column.

Who will play the lead?

Rudin says he is developing it “for and with” Angelina Jolie.

Cleopatra: A Biography
Stacy Schiff
Retail Price: $29.99
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company – (2010-11-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0316001929 / 9780316001922

Hachette LARGE PRINT; Hdbk; 9780316120449; $31.99
Hachette Audio; UNABR; 9781607887010; 34.98

3 Responses to “Cleopatra for the 21st Century”

  1. Deborah Says:

    Catherine Zeta-Jones.

  2. Elita Says:

    Maybe in some place and time we’ll get a Cleopatra movie that is just a little bit historically accurate in that she won’t be played by a white woman with light eyes?

  3. Susan McClelland Says:

    First we had Elizabeth Taylor (1963), now 47 years later, Hollywood, seemingly still cannot wrap its head around the historical truth of the Black feminine ideal. Rather, it persists in churning out pathetic, revisionist contrivances where white women are central instead of African women. Makes you wonder.

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