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Catherine Zeta-Jones Eyed for 'Cleopatra' 3-D Musical

October 24, 2008 (8:40 am) GMT
Director Stephen Soderbergh has come on board a 3-D rock-n-roll musical about Cleopatra and wants Catherine Zeta-Jones and Hugh Jackman as his two leading actors.
Catherine Zeta-Jones

is going back to do a musical movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the Academy Award recipient for her performance in drama musical "Chicago" has been touted to star as iconic Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, in the proposed rock-n-roll musical, "Untitled 3-D Cleopatra Musical Project".

Reportedly, Zeta-Jones becomes involved in the live-action 3-D project after director Stephen Soderbergh, who has been signed to helm the project, announced that he wants the 39-year-old for the prominent role. If she indeed stars as Cleopatra, she is most likely to share screen with since Jackman is in talks to star as Cleopatra's lover, Mark Antony.

Retelling the story of Cleopatra, Antony and Julius Caesar, this $30 million musical project has just got Soderbergh on board. To be produced by Greg Jacobs and Casey Silver, it will be scripted by James Greer, while the music has been penned by indie rock band Guided by Voices, which used to have Greer as the band's bass player.

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