More than two thousand years after her death, Cleopatra remains one of the most fascinating and intriguing women in world history. Now producer Scott Rudin is hoping the public's fascination with a very different kind of queen can help him rewrite one of the most infamous chapters in Hollywood history.

Yes, according to USA Today, Rudin has purchased the rights to Stacy Schiff's upcoming biography of the legendary Egyptian queen, 'Cleopatra: A Life,' and is developing a script with reigning tabloid queen Angelina Jolie in mind for the title role.

For most movie buffs, of course, the role of Cleopatra remains synonymous with Elizabeth Taylor, who famously starred in the 1963 epic 'Cleopatra.' That film holds a dubious place in film lore as perhaps the biggest financial fiasco in Hollywood history thanks to a record that may never be broken: with box office earnings of $26 million against a $44 million production cost, it holds the distinction of being the only movie to ever top the year end box office receipts and still lose money.
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