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Jolie may make swansong with Cleopatra role

1 of 1 Set to be in the Nile
Set to be in the Nile

Angelina Jolie may be joining screen greats Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, and Sophia Loren when she takes on the role of Egyptian queen Cleopatra in what she says will be her last ever movie. 

38-year-old Jolie, currently starring in fairytale re-take Maleficent, said she has been in discussions about making the film and hinted that if she does take on the role, it could be her swansong.

"We've been working on it. There's been lots of different ideas of directors and lots of different discussions," she told Edith Bowman on BBC Radio 5. "The script has been written by Eric Roth, who is a dear friend and a brilliant writer.

"She's complicated, it's complicated to get this one right. I think we're getting there. It's getting close. I imagine the preparation for it is going to be big."

Jolie also hinted that if she does play Cleopatra, the part could be her last. "It's one of those that you think maybe that's the one you put everything into and that's where you end it, that's where you finish - in a great way! What could you do beyond that one?" 

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