Misha Green has lined up yet another project. The “Underground” co-creator will write and produce a new “Cleopatra Jones” film for Warner Bros., Deadline confirms. 1973’s “Cleopatra Jones” and 1975’s “Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold” are blaxploitation female empowerment movies featuring Tamara Dobson as an undercover government agent with the cover of supermodel.
The new “Cleopatra Jones” will “present the heroine very much as the female answer to James Bond,” the source writes. In addition to being a stylish agent, Jones is skilled in martial arts and drives a Corvette Stingray furnished with automatic weapons. The 1973 flick sees Jones fighting to stop drug kingpin Mommy (Shelley Winter) from growing poppy plants, the source of the inner city’s major drug problem. In the sequel Jones travels to Hong Kong to do battle with another drug kingpin, The Dragon Lady, who also runs a casino.