angelina-jolieOf course Angelina Jolie is going to be the new Cleopatra. Who else could take the role made famous by Elizabeth Taylor and do it justice? There was talk once of Catherine Zeta-Jones taking on the role..but that never panned out.

Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin has been developing a Cleopatra movie since 2006 and has recently confirmed that Angie is now officially attached to the film.

At a lunch this week in Manhattan to promote Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff’s new book, “Cleopatra: A Life,” Little, Brown publisher Michael Pietsch said Rudin envisions Jolie starring as the Queen of the Nile.

Rudin’s office then confirmed that the project “is being developed for and with Jolie,” who Schiff describes as having “the perfect look” to play the character.

As for who would play Julius Caesar in the movie, Schiff was stumped, but she did say that Jolie’s partner Brad Pitt would be a “no-brainer” to play Marc Antony. Oh wouldn’t that just be perfect? I’m more excited to see Brad as Marc Anthony than Angie as Cleo.