Jolie set to star as Cleopatra?

The Tomb Raider star is set to follow in the footsteps of Dame Elizabeth Taylor by playing the ancient beauty in a new film based on author Stacy Schiff’s biography Cleopatra: A Life.

Producer Scott Rudin has confirmed that the project is “being developed for and with Jolie”, according to USA Today.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is also in talks to play the Egyptian ruler in a 3D musical to be directed by Steven Soderbergh, with Hugh Jackman as Cleopatra’s lover Marc Antony.