According to reports, Gal Gadot is set to feature in a new version of Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic thriller, To Catch A Thief. The original movie, which was released in 1955, starred Grace Kelly and Cary Grant in lead roles. Along with acting, Gal will also be producing the movie, alongside her husband Jaron Varsano, as per sources.
Gal Gadot, the reigning glamour queen, is reportedly in talks to star in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s romantic thriller, To Catch A Thief. According to reports, Paramount Pictures has hired Eileen Jones, known for her work on the Lethal Weapon television series, to write the screenplay of the remake. The original film starred Cary Grant as John ‘The Cat’ Robie, a former jewel thief who has retired and settled in the Riviera. The plot revolves around the suspicion that he may be involved in a series of jewel robberies that occur near his home. Despite having gone to prison for his past crimes, he has been allowed to remain out on parole due to his work for the Resistance during the war.
Looking back: To Catch A Thief, a 1955 film directed by Hitchcock, is based on a novel by David Dodge and starred Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in the lead roles. Robie, played by Grant, expresses his confusion about how someone could imitate his thieving technique so flawlessly. He must catch the current serial burglar to prove his innocence and avoid imprisonment. To do this, he seduces Frances, played by Kelly, who is the daughter of a wealthy widow with a large collection of jewelry that is a prime target for the new thief. Gal Gadot, known for her role as Wonder Woman, is currently involved in remaking To Catch A Thief, as well as exploring other classic Hollywood movies.
In an old movie, Cary Grant played the retired jewel thief while Grace Kelly portrayed the daughter of a wealthy widow, making for a timeless romance. Grace Kelly is now producing and starring in an upcoming film about Cleopatra, but her casting as a white actress has caused controversy. However, Gal, an Israeli who served in the military under their country’s draft, will be taking on the role of the legendary queen of Egypt. While Cleopatra was of Greek origin, there have been concerns about “whitewashing” the character with white actresses. In response to these criticisms, Gal recently stated on BBC Arabic that, historically speaking, Cleopatra was actually Macedonian.
In the movie “To Catch a Thief,” Cary Grant’s character is trying to avoid arrest for a series of thefts that the police believe he committed, but he can’t help falling for the leading lady, played by Grace Kelly. The acclaimed international film star and co-producer of an upcoming Cleopatra film had hoped to find a Macedonian actress who could fit the role of the iconic queen, but none were suitable. Despite this setback, she remains passionate about honoring Cleopatra’s legacy and encourages other filmmakers to create their own versions of the story. While her previous Wonder Woman director was initially attached to the project, it has since been handed off to Kari Skogland.
The film Triumph received an Academy Award for its cinematographer Robert Burks and was also nominated for its costume designer Edith Head. According to Variety, Patty will continue to produce and focus her efforts on directing other projects, including the next Wonder Woman installment. In a recent interview with InStyle, Gal hinted at her upcoming Cleopatra film and promised that they would highlight Cleopatra’s story. Gal added that they would not only portray her as attractive but also strategic, intelligent, and influential in shaping our world today. Despite having watched all previous Cleopatra movies, Gal feels that this new film will tell the story that the world needs to hear right now.
In a recent interview with InStyle, the actress defended her portrayal of Cleopatra in her upcoming movie. Despite criticism of her being white, she stands by her casting choice. Interestingly, this role was previously played by Elizabeth Taylor, whose 1963 film was a failure and caused controversy due to her personal life and political views. Taylor was not allowed to film in Egypt due to her conversion to Judaism and support of “Israeli causes.” Other white actresses, such as Dame Judi Dench, have also played this iconic role but have expressed doubts about their suitability for it.
Gal’s rise to fame has been marred by controversial casting decisions. Even before her portrayal of Cleopatra, her role as Wonder Woman stirred up political controversy due to her service in the Israeli Defense Forces. However, Gal’s objection to a role was not based on ethnicity but rather on age and physical stature when she was asked to play a menopausal dwarf. Despite her success, Gal’s career has faced backlash, with her leading role in Wonder Woman resulting in the film being banned in several countries, including Lebanon, Tunisia, and Qatar. Jordan also considered a ban but ultimately did not impose one.