Casting The New Cleopatra (PHOTOS)

Avatar director James Cameron could soon be helming a new big-screen Cleopatra, telling the New York Times it would be "hot" to direct superstar Angelina Jolie in the role of the ancient Egyptian queen.

Jolie could be a fitting choice–but before the casting directors lock her up, they might want to consider a few other Nile-ready actresses. Click through for Celebuzz's crack at Casting The New Cleopatra and let us know in the comments - who would you like to see as the gorgeous royal?

 

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  • Cleo
    Cleo

    You have to sit through another white woman as Cleopatra because her skin was white, not black. This should not be a racial issue, it should be about being historically accurate. Egypt is in Africa but her family is not black. If you do not know what Macedonian is, look it up.

  • claudialimon
    claudialimon

    i think that she better paint her eyebrowns

  • Janine
    Janine

    I bow down humbly in the presence of such grenatess.

  • Egypt
    Egypt

    There’s a srecet about your post. ICTYBTIHTKY

  • me
    me

    She was NOT of african descent, she was a Greek from the Ptolemy line. Furthermore, they were noturious for brother-sister marriages so in all probability remained greek

  • cryna
    cryna

    she's 18

  • Lindsay
    Lindsay

    She is perfect!

  • h
    h

    her eyes are gorgeous! yeah contact lens

  • A
    A

    not beautiful enough for cleopatra

  • haha
    haha

    she is indian

  • hoooo
    hoooo

    EWWWW! NO WAY LIKE YEAH! NEVER!

  • bow
    bow

    she is to old for cleopatra. Cleo is young and beautiful and yes angie is beautiful but old

  • Low
    Low

    Angelina is old. Megan fox is the best since she's gotten better in acting in Passion Play.

  • Liam
    Liam

    Good News! Megan Fox is getting better in acting! Her best acting is in Passion Play but it's not premiere in cinema yet. TIFF yes, the judge said that her acting is good :)

  • Riem
    Riem

    NO NOT A REASON!!! that would be a BAD BAD choice

  • Riem
    Riem

    Whoever is saying Cleopatra is not Egyptian is a damn fool. Egypt is most definitely in the northern part of Africa (not a separate country). Clearly why her [original] features are fair, like those of Middle Eastern decent. Anyway, read your history and take note that a woman (not of color) like Elizabeth Taylor, etc, are NOT ideal candidates for the TRUE dipiction of Cleopatra. Clearly being too Black isn't going to cut it. LOOL there is a huge difference between features today and that of over 2,000 years ago... besides, she is descendent from Alexander the Great.. .meaning she has Greek blood. PS: Africa is not a country.. its a continent

  • Riem
    Riem

    Cleopatra was / is NOT afircan!! she is a descendant from Alexander the Great, who is Greek. besides .. she ruled Egypt , a very different place from what Egypt is today. Beyonce is African American.... HUGE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN THE TWO.. So NO!! Africa is not a common link

  • trini
    trini

    she would be an amazing choice good actress and shes gorgeous! yess i so agree

  • trini
    trini

    definitely... she could .. cuz cleopatra is african!

  • Dimitris Jolie Porodinis
    Dimitris Jolie Porodinis

    ANGELINA JOLIE!!!NO MORE WORDS!!

  • sparkletrash
    sparkletrash

    she would be an amazing choice good actress and shes gorgeous!

  • sparkletrash
    sparkletrash

    i would say angelina but then she is getting older and megan fox is basically a younger version of angelina so,.....

  • maria andrews
    maria andrews

    The real Cleopatra was known for her wit, intelligence and conversational skills. She was NOT regarded as a beauty in her time, and it's unlikely that she would be today. Any reputable text concerning ancient history will confirm this.

  • lisa
    lisa

    No freaking way !!!! Gotta be someone more like Beyonce, she would be authentic. Really anyone but Angelina for this part is better.

  • Rain
    Rain

    Why not choose a Black actress to take on the role of the African Queen? The last portrait of her was Elizabeth Taylor.

  • Foreal
    Foreal

    Angelina 100%. Megan Fox is NOT a good actress.

  • Mark Mejia
    Mark Mejia

    no more question about it!

  • bkaur
    bkaur

    Cleopatra was actually not African. She was from Greece; after Alexander the Great had conquered Egypt and died soon after, his generals split up the conquered land amongst themselves. Ptolemy was the general who took control of Egypt and Cleopatra is a descendant of his. If one wants to be politically correct, then an actress of Greek or Macedonian descent should be cast.

  • mike alexander
    mike alexander

    halle berry of course. Cleopatra was black- =Egyptian.

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    I agree with the above statement by Kiwi682. It is even more of a reason why Kim would be perfect for the role (in the looks department). She has the dark hair and dark tan that is more realist of Egyptians. Egyptains were never white. Kiwi682- There are black Egyptains. People really need to understand history in order to understand the world around them.

  • k
    k

    her eyes are gorgeous!

  • ashmaya
    ashmaya

    why can't we be as historicaly correct as folx are with casting white people in white people roles? if angie is gonna be cleopatra, i think angela basset should play the next movie of queen elizabeth... color blind casting should be across the whole gammut, if u gonna do if for historical fiction and white wash stuff...

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    this is a better choice physically

  • Kiwi682
    Kiwi682

    Whoever is saying Cleopatra is not Egyptian is a damn fool. Egypt is most definitely in the northern part of Africa (not a separate country). Clearly why her [original] features are fair, like those of Middle Eastern decent. Anyway, read your history and take note that a woman (not of color) like Elizabeth Taylor, etc, are NOT ideal candidates for the TRUE dipiction of Cleopatra. Clearly being too Black isn't going to cut it.

  • sel
    sel

    Horrible., hugely horrible choice She doesn't have the appearance of cleopatra, impossible for her to pull it off, she looks purely Indian and doesn't have the femma fatale vibe Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie have which Cleopatra possessed, the moderately large breasts, the curvy body-all of those things aren't features of Fredia Pinto she'll never be cleopatra, it's impossible

  • sel
    sel

    she's not sexy and she's 16. she doesn't even look Egyptian, Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman-those look like the light Egyptians. This demi girl looks non-egyptian.

  • sel
    sel

    Amazing choice.

  • Elle
    Elle

    what about gemma arterton?

  • dgh
    dgh

    Cleopatra should be played by a black actress. She was undoubtedly black. The Egyptians of today are not the same, physically, as those in Cleo's day. Stop with the revisionist history!

  • sel
    sel

    AMAZING CHOICE! looks so much egyptian

  • nada
    nada

    i'm egyptian too & i agree with laila.sher features almost look like ours but she CAN'T act

  • n
    n

    I'm so glad you said that. She was Egyptian with dark features. Almost african features. anyway cleopatra isnt really Egyptian, but i agree our features are dark and close to african

  • Suze
    Suze

    Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian. She was of Greek and Macedonian descent.

  • Fabienne 嘎看含有
    Fabienne 嘎看含有

    definitely angelina jolie

  • Fabienne 嘎看含有
    Fabienne 嘎看含有

    helllll nooooooooooooooo

  • jessifa
    jessifa

    pleas nooooooooooooooooo

  • jessifa
    jessifa

    ya this could work

  • jessifa
    jessifa

    not sexy enough. she doesnt act good

  • Kevin Edward Taylor
    Kevin Edward Taylor

    EGYPT IS IN AFRICA, PEOPLE! This is ridiculous for us to have to sit through ANOTHER WHITE WOMAN PLAYING CLEOPATRA!!!!!!

  • JJFLOREZ
    JJFLOREZ

    SHE IS THE ONE¡¡¡ ANGIE U R NOT HUMAN

  • rsac3
    rsac3

    SHE'S BEAUTIFUL!!! SHE'S MY Nº 1 CHOICE!!!!

  • Kenny
    Kenny

    I am Egyptian and none of these women look Egyptian (although they are all beautiful). Kim is the closest, especially taking into account her Armenian ethnicity, which is in the same region. I'm so glad you said that. She was Egyptian with dark features. Almost african features.

  • Lauren
    Lauren

    she don't know how act

  • Laila
    Laila

    I am Egyptian and none of these women look Egyptian (although they are all beautiful). Kim is the closest, especially taking into account her Armenian ethnicity, which is in the same region.

  • nikko
    nikko

    Angelina would be the perfect choice

  • ThompsonCO
    ThompsonCO

    She looks like a hooker on crack in this picture...can we condition and brush our hair?!

  • ThompsonCO
    ThompsonCO

    Ethnically and look wise Kim makes sense...she is gorgeous and the most accurate choice if making a realistic representation

  • ThompsonCO
    ThompsonCO

    She is too dramatic and lacks genuine personality...plus she's nothing like what you'd imagine cleopatra, not the looks, no grace...

  • Marianna Xavier
    Marianna Xavier

    alien?

  • L
    L

    definitely not.

  • lo.
    lo.

    good choice.

  • lo.
    lo.

    hell nooooooooo agree.

  • lo.
    lo.

    good choice.

  • lo.
    lo.

    good choice.

  • sym135
    sym135

    she is way 2 young and not sexy enough

  • sym135
    sym135

    hell nooooooooo

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    I agree,definitely Angelina.

  • erh
    erh

    angelina jolie has to be cleopatra