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Movie News: Ryan Reynolds Touted for 'The Rosie Project'; Angelina Jolie's 'Cleopatra' Moves Forward

7 April 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Rosie Project: Ryan Reynolds (Criminal, above) is considering a lead role in The Rosie Project. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (Paper Towns), the romantic comedy follows a genetics professor who creates a scientific survey to find the perfect mate, only to have his plans foiled by a beguiling woman named Rosie. Jennifer Lawrence was once touted for the lead before she exited, followed by director Richard Linklater. [Deadline]   Cleopatra: David Scarpa has been hired to write a new draft of the screenplay for Cleopatra, based on the popular book Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. Angelina Jolie is still set to play the lead role. No director is currently attached, though both James Cameron and David Fincher considered the project in the past...

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News Briefs: Ryan Reynolds Touted for 'The Rosie Project'

6 April 2016 10:49 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Rosie Project: Ryan Reynolds (Criminal, above) is considering a lead role in The Rosie Project. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (Paper Towns), the romantic comedy follows a genetics professor who creates a scientific survey to find the perfect mate, only to have his plans foiled by a beguiling woman named Rosie. Jennifer Lawrence was once touted for the lead before she exited, followed by director Richard Linklater. [Deadline]   Cleopatra: David Scarpa has...

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Cleopatra remake gets new writer, Angelina Jolie still attached

6 April 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting the long-gestating remake of classic epic Cleopatra has scored a new writer to help bring the story back to the big screen.

David Scarpa (The Day The Earth Stood Still) has signed on to the project, which is based on the bestselling book Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. Producers Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal are behind the film, which has Angelina Jolie (By The Sea) still attached to play the title character.

A new version has been in the offing for many years, with both James Cameron (Avatar) and David Fincher (Gone Girl) at one time or another attached to direct.

The two most famous versions of Cleopatra were released in 1934 and 1963 respectively: the earlier version starred Claudette Colbert and Warren William, with the latter starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, which – despite its famous production problems that closed the doors of 20th Century Fox »

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Sony’s Notorious ‘Cleopatra’ Biopic Back on With New Writer

6 April 2016 12:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony has hired “The Last Castle” writer David Scarpa to rewrite its long dormant “Cleopatra” biopic, TheWrap has learned. Angelina Jolie was once attached to star in the project, with Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal producing with David Fincher eyed to direct. The proposed film was the subject of some of the most caustic emails leaked after the Sony hack. James Cameron also previously circled the project but was kept busy by his “Avatar” sequels. Also Read: 17 Movies Shaken by Sony Hack, From 'The Interview' to 'Spectre' to 'Steve Jobs' The “Cleopatra” project is based on Stacy Schiff’s best-selling book, »

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David Scarpa To Rewrite ‘Cleopatra’

6 April 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: David Scarpa has come aboard to rewrite Cleopatra, Sony Pictures’ epic project based on the Stacy Schiff bestselling book Cleopatra: A Life. The other elements are the same on this, with Angelina Jolie attached to play the title character and Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal producing it. This one got close to the start line once with James Cameron ready to direct, before Fox kept him in the fold with a massive deal to helm his Avatar sequels. David Fincher has also… »

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