Friday, October 24, 2008

Steven Soderbergh To Make 3-D Cleopatra

Wow, who saw that one coming? variety reports Steven Soderbergh is developing a 3-D live-action rock 'n' roll musical about Cleopatra. He is courting Catherine Zeta-Jones to play the Egyptian queen and Hugh Jackman to play her lover, Marc Antony.

The $30 million Cleo will be shopped for financing and distribution within the next two weeks. Greg Jacobs is producing with Casey Silver. The music has been written by the indie rock band Guided by Voices, and the script is by James Greer, a former bass player for the band and an author.

With Soderbergh's name on the project you know its gonna be cool, but he has alot to get through first as he still has to finish The Informer. He is also lined up to make The Girlfriend Experience with porn star Sasha Grey, and is also working on a Liberace film with Michael Douglas, as the flamboyant pianist and Matt Damon as his lover. With so much on his plate why not add another project, Flicks News would love to see a sequel to the Limey too, just saying.