Directing Angelina Jolie in 'Cleopatra' feels right: Lee
CNALOS ANGELES -- Taiwan-born, U.S.-based director Ang Lee confirmed Wednesday in Los Angeles his interest in directing Hollywood A-list actress Angelina Jolie in a remake of the 1963 film “Cleopatra,” which starred the iconic Elizabeth Taylor.
January 11, 2013, 12:18 am TWN
Lee told The Hollywood Reporter at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala that he was “about to read the script,” adding that “it just feels right to me after all the other types of films I've done. What does it have in common with any of them? They're all totally different! That's what makes this perfect.”
The “Cleopatra” project first began in 2010, with Jolie confirming her involvement that same year.
It has lost three directors: Paul Greengrass of “The Bourne Ultimatum,” James Cameron of “Avatar” and David Fincher of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
The possibility of Ang Lee getting involved in the film was first broached in August when Fincher walked away from the project.