Gal Gadot has been cast to portray the legendary female leader Cleopatra VII of Ancient Egypt. Although Cleopatra’s story has been adapted on screen multiple times, there is often controversy surrounding the portrayal of her character, with some romanticizing or poorly depicting her.
There has been some criticism regarding Gadot’s selection for the role of Cleopatra as she doesn’t have Egyptian ancestry. The release date and platform for the movie are yet to be confirmed, but it’s possible that it may release both in theaters and through streaming services simultaneously.
Although Gadot’s presence is confirmed, the remaining cast for the film is yet to be disclosed. However, there is a possibility of including renowned historical figures, like Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. The movie will be directed by Kari Skogland, while the script is being written by Laeta Kalogridis.