Catherine Zeta-Jones tipped to play Cleopatra in $30m 3D musical

October 25th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 25 (ANI): Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has been tipped to play the role of Egyptian queen Cleopatra in a 30million-dollar, three-dimensional Hollywood musical.

A Variety magazine report describes the film, Cleo, as a 3-D live action rock n roll musical, the Independent reported.

It will be directed by Steven Soderbergh, and Aussie actor Hugh Jackman, who starred in X-Men, is in negotiations to play her Roman lover, Mark Antony.

The musical score for the film is being composed by rock band Guided by Voices, and its former bass player, James Greer, is said to have written the script.

This is the first time that the Cleopatra story is being made into a large-scale musical by a Hollywood film studio, and it will be the first time that Soderbergh has directed a musical and a 3D film. (ANI)

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