Gal Gadot is probably too beautiful, in terms of modern standards, but she doesn’t look as ‘white’ as, say, Scarlett Johansson. Subscribe For More Videos Every Week. It’s fine.”. Taylor had already broken the marriage of celebrity "it couple" Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, and while filming Cleopatra, she broke up her own marriage and Burton broke up his. However, for me personally, I would love a Cleopatra who's darker than a brown paper bag, because that seems a bit more historically accurate. Jenkins directed "Wonder Woman" and the upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984" which stars Gadot. ), Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, COVID-19 means Thanksgiving alone for many, Over 40,000 Ethiopians have fled to Sudan: UN. Some scholars say Cleopatra was of Greek ancestry, while some argue that she was of Persian and Syrian ancestry as well.

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is set to star in a new movie about Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The latter is expected to be released in theaters on Christmas Day. While that controversy has sparked debate, no Cleopatra movie will ever be more controversial than the 1963 film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Taylor herself scored financially with a record-setting contract of $1 million, but was suffering with a serious case of pneumonia. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot’s Cleopatra movie will never be as controversial as the Elizabeth Taylor film. “And we are thrilled to be announcing this on #InternationalDayoftheGirl,” she added in another tweet.

The tabloids couldn't get enough coverage on the affair, meaning that Cleopatra was getting more press coverage before it had even been released -- more than the other movies already in theaters. Accomplished director Joseph L. Mankiewicz was brought in as the new director in Rome and other changes were made to the cast, most notably bringing in Richard Burton to play the role of Mark Antony. Spends October scaring people at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride. Cortez Streams “Among Us” with Anti American Hater AOC 38. Likes & Comments Are Always Appreciated. It currently holds a 62% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes with the critical consensus being that it suffers from it's four-hour runtime. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Gadot made the announcement about her casting as Cleopatra on Twitter writing, "As you might have heard I teamed up with @PattyJenks and @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to the big screen in a way she's never been seen before. — Art Tavana (@arttavana) October 11, 2020. Gadot is an Israeli actor. Others defended Gadot’s casting, arguing her heritage makes her an appropriate fit. Taylor's pneumonia nearly killed her, but fortunately she recovered enough to perform again. No Cleopatra Movie Will Ever Be as Controversial as the 1963 Film Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot’s Cleopatra movie will never be as controversial as the Elizabeth Taylor film. RELATED: Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot Reunite for Cleopatra Biopic. Later, it was cut to three hours to increase its showings in movie theaters. pic.twitter.com/k5eyTIfzjB. Thanks For Watching! It will be a while before we get to see Gadot starring as Cleopatra, but in the meantime, we can look forward to a Christmas Day release of “Wonder Woman 1984,” which was delayed from its initial June theater release because of the coronavirus pandemic. The studio objected to the idea and it was cut to be a single four-hour film for the premiere. Freaky Director Explains the Importance of Making an R-Rated 'Disney' Movie, No Cleopatra Movie Will Ever Be as Controversial as the 1963 Film, Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot Reunite for Cleopatra Biopic, Gal Gadot Acknowledges Her Viral 'Imagine' Video's Shortcomings, Wonder Woman 1984's Gal Gadot Earned 33x More for the Sequel Than the Original, Iron Mask, Starring Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Is an Incoherent Action Fantasy, Zack Snyder Explains Justice League's Just-Introduced Villain, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 Teases a Slew of New Multiversal Heroes, Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Wastes Its Biggest Heroic Moments, Halloween's Jamie Lee Curtis Officiates Wedding for Terminally Ill Fan Who Dies Less Than an Hour Later, Marvel's Indigenous Voices Shines an Overdue Spotlight, Star Trek Voyager: Seven's Reckoning Puts the Fan-Favorite Crew Back in Action, Widowmakers: Red Guardian and Yelena Belova Is a Blast From Black Widow's Past, Review: Post Americana #1 Is a Bloody Tour of the Post-Apocalyptic USA, Review: Haunted Houses Go Punk Rock in Home Sick Pilots #1, U.S. 20th Century Fox decided to discard the little footage they had made in England and moved filming to Rome despite already spending millions.

I had no idea. The biopic features a script by Laeta Kalogridis and will be produced by Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins as well as Gadot and her partner at Pilot Wave Motion Pictures, Jaron Varsano, Deadline reports. (Warner Bros., like CNN, is owned by Time Warner. Jenkins directed "Wonder Woman" and the upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984" which stars Gadot. Hope the movie bombs (pun intended). By the time it was all said and done, Cleopatra cost $31 million to make and $44 million overall -- the most expensive picture ever at the time. Despite this, 20th Century Fox did not recoup the costs it took to release the film and temporarily had to shut down their studio. Copyright © Simplemost, All Rights Reserved. It all started in the late 1950s when 20th Century Fox hired famous producer Walter Wanger for this new Cleopatra movie. Elizabeth Taylor famously played Cleopatra in the 1963 film of the same name. To tell her story for the first time through women's eyes, both behind and in front of the camera.". While it's nice to see one of the most prominent woman directors in Hollywood today make a film about one of the greatest women rulers ever, it's still not without controversy. In the past, Cleopatra has been portrayed by a number of famous actors, including Claudette Colbert, Vivien Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor. A one-stop shop for all things video games. It was recently announced that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot will be reuniting for Cleopatra. What may have been forgotten about the making of the 1963 version of Cleopatra was that Mankiewicz's original cut lasted six hours long.

Jenkins will also direct the film. — Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) October 11, 2020. Then Hit The Bell For Notifications. The latter is expected to be released in theaters on Christmas Day. Though controversial, the 1963 movie was quite successful, and this success can likely be attributed to the backlash it received. To tell her story for the first time through women's eyes, both behind and in front of the camera. However, for me personally, I would love a Cleopatra who’s darker than a brown paper bag, because that seems a bit more historically accurate.”.

That said, fuck Gal Gadot for supporting Israeli bombings of Palestinian civilians. “ Wonder Woman ” star Gal Gadot is set to star in a new movie about Egyptian queen Cleopatra. So I came here to bitch about a white Israeli woman portraying an Arab/African Cleopatra. Paramount Pictures is set to be the film's distributor with Laeta Kalogridis writing the screenplay. Budget and controversy aside, Cleopatra as a film alone is considered solid but not a classic. The film and its production, just how real-life Ancient Egypt kingdoms were, are cases of excess and ambition. Production for Cleopatra began in 1961 in England, but bad weather and their leading lady's sickness shut down filming entirely. What resulted was a scandalous love affair between the two stars. It's fine. Author Morgan Jenkins tweeted, “I’m sure Gal Gadot is going to do a wonderful job as Cleopatra. The final box office numbers say that the movie was a success by grossing over $57 million worldwide, the highest grossing movie of 1963. By Michael McCarrick Nov 04, 2020 It was recently announced that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot will be reuniting for Cleopatra. Writer for CBR.com since January, 2020. Agent Takes the Spotlight in a Character-Driven Debut, LEGO Debuts Spider-Man Monster Truck Set With Spider-Gwen and Mysterio, VIDEO: What Happens in MCU Phase 5 Could Change Everything, Margot Robbie Plays Coy About Joining Pirates of the Caribbean Reboot, Rise of Skywalker: Ben Solo Shouldn't Have Appeared as a Force Ghost at the End, Avengers: Endgame Deepfake Casts Joe Biden as Old Captain America, Lynda Carter Congratulates Wonder Woman 1984 Crew on Christmas Release, Adult Sharkboy and Lavagirl Debut in Netflix's We Can Be Heroes Tease, VIDEO: Why Spider-Man 3 Should Feature Tobey Maguire as Uncle Ben, VIDEO: How the MCU's Wakanda Helped Iron Man Build His Nanotech Armor, MCU Theory: Spider-Man 3 Will Adapt One of Marvel's Most Controversial Stories, The Craft: Legacy - All The Witches' Powers, Explained, VIDEO: Why Oblivion Could Be Eternals' REAL Villain. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. You can find me on Twitter @mike_mccarrick. Gadot’s casting has been met with controversy, with critics saying the Egyptian queen should be played by a woman of color. She was not black; more Middle Eastern (looks wise). To tell her story for the first time through women’s eyes, both behind and in front of the camera.”, As you might have heard I teamed up with @PattyJenks and @LKalogridis to bring the story of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, to the big screen in a way she’s never been seen before. While it was initially going to be under a modest budget, Wanger had a more ambitious vision for the film and increased the budget, hiring Rouben Mamoulian as director and hired Elizabeth Taylor (the biggest film actress in the world at the time) to play the titular role. Super fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra and BoJack Horseman. Gal Gadot maybe a big draw for the film in playing the lead role, but some have questioned if she should be playing the historical Egyptian figure. 1 min read. The biopic features a script by Laeta Kalogridis … Cleopatra was a mix of Macedonian/Greek (who were not white) and a hint of Persian. Most of the controversy surrounded what was happening behind-the-scenes. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Then y’all educated my ignorant ass about Cleopatra being Greek. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. RELATED: Gal Gadot Acknowledges Her Viral 'Imagine' Video's Shortcomings. “She was not black; more Middle Eastern (looks wise). Cleopatra Movie Casting Gal Gadot Sparks Controversy 1 month ago. Sign-up to get a daily batch of tips, tricks, and smiles to, Karlie Kloss Confirmed Her Pregnancy In A Sweet Video, Gwen Stefani Will Not Be Returning To ‘The Voice’ Next Season, Dolly Parton Donated $1 Million To COVID Research That Developed The Moderna Vaccine, ‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond Introduces Her Foster Son, Jamar, Christmas Day release of “Wonder Woman 1984,”, Alex Trebek, A Lifelong Conservationist, Quietly Donated A Large Parcel Of Land Years Ago, NFL Player Honored Alex Trebek With Custom Cleats, New Bud Light Drink Has Tapatio Hot Sauce In It. I'm sure Gal Gadot is going to do a wonderful job as Cleopatra. In a strategy that was ahead of its time, he wanted to split the films into two in which Part I would be about Cleopatra's love affair with Julius Caesar and Part II would be about hers with Mark Antony.

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