.USA Today got a pretty interesting scoop. Author Stacy Schiff, which talking about her upcoming biography (Cleopatra: A Life), noted "we have little idea of what she actually looked like." Now granted, it's kind of a no-brainer to cast someone like Angelina Jolie to play the Queen of the Nile, but things weren't close to being a reality until now. At a recent Manhattan lunch to promote the book, Schiff and publisher Michael Pietsch said film producer Scott Rudin has bought the rights to Schiff's book, and has Jolie in mind for the role. They go on to say Rudin's office confirmed the project "is being developed for and with Jolie." In regards to the casting, Schiff says "Physically, she's the perfect look." Then the question becomes will Brad Pitt be Marc Antony or possibly Julius Caesar? Jolie's last film of this type was the Oliver Stone flop ALEXANDER, which despite and impressive cast failed to impress critics or audiences. A film like CLEOPATRA could be an extremely ambitious project to take on at present. Then again, it may be just what moviegoers are looking for... if done right. At this point, I'd be most interested in which director gets this baby. What do you think about Angelina playing the Queen of the Nile? Tell us in the comments below.