ACTRESS GAL GADOT
TO BECOME NEW CLEOPATRA?
|The project was Gal's own idea|
was the daughter of Ptolemy, ancestor of the leader of Alexander the Great’s army. When Rome’s ruler Julius Caesar’s mentor and rival Pompey fled to Egypt after a brutal war for control of the empire, Egypt became a fixation of Roman rulers. Two siblings battled for the throne of Egypt. After winning that internal struggle by appealing personally to Caesar, Cleopatra had a complicated relationship with Rome, becoming the lover of Caesar and later Marc Antony. The latter alliance would become the undoing of both Antony and Cleopatra.
Of course we shouldn't raise our hopes up, this is the fourth or fifth such project in recent years: Amazon, Freeform, Abi Morgan, Denis Villeneuve, Angelina Jolie, even Lady Gaga, all planned Cleopatra projects in recent years. But resources say that Paramount is fast tracking this one.
ACTRESS EMMA MACKEY
TO PLAY NELL GWYNN THE MISTRESS OF KING CHARLES II
Speaking of ladies from history, English actress Emma Mackey has been set to portray NELL GWYNN the mistress of King Charles II. Based on a play by Jessica Swale, who is penning the adaptation, the film will also
depict Nell's role in the 17th century theatre scene. Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn will be directing the flick over at Working Title and they are currently searching for the male lead.
|Emma Mackey will be famous royal mistress Nell Gwynn|
EIFFEL PERIOD SET MOVIE
FIRST POSTER ARRIVES
Speaking of Emma Mackey, check out the first poster for French period set movie EIFFEL in which she stars together with one of France's
favourite stars Romain Duris and Pierre Deladon champs. Scheduled for a February release and directed by Martin Bourboulon, the film's story line takes its cue from Eiffel's search for inspiration as he comes under pressure to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair.
|Eiffel should arrive next February|
Having just finished his collaboration on the Statue of Liberty, Gustave Eiffel is at the peak of his career. The French government wants him to create something spectacular for the 1889 Universal
Paris, but Eiffel is only interested in the metropolitan project.
Everything changes when he crosses paths with his youthful love. Their
forbidden relationship inspires him to change the Paris skyline forever.
|Romain Duris and Emma Mackey play the lead roles|