Eric Roth close to becoming writer on Fincher’s 3D CLEOPATRA pic
By Bill Melidoneas
"According to Variety, Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (FORREST GUMP, MUNICH, and THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON) looking reunite with David Fincher on his 3D CLEOPATRA epic. Oscar winning scribe Brian Helgeland (L.A CONFIDENTIAL) adapted the novel CLEOPATRA: A LIFE but it seems Fincher is bringing on his own writer to tailor the script to his cinematic style having worked with Roth on their Oscar-nominated efforts in THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON.
CLEOPATRA will take a closer, more intimate perspective from the Egyptian ruler showing her as a master strategist in war and politics. The film is slated to star Angelina Jolie, the only actress Hollywood believes is bankable in a big epic-type film such as this or for any big budget female starring vehicle.
This is going to be one of the most interesting and ambitious films Hollywood has put out in a very long time: a 3D historical epic taking on a new approach of a legendary character directed by one of Hollywood’s great contemporary filmmakers."