Gal Gadot, known for her iconic role in “Wonder Woman,” has been chosen to portray the legendary figure of Queen Cleopatra, a role famously played by Elizabeth Taylor nearly 50 years ago. The Israeli model and actress, born in 1985, rose to fame after winning Miss Israel 2004 and starring in popular franchises such as “Fast Furious” and “Wonder Woman.” While the release of “Wonder Woman 1984” has been delayed due to the Covid pandemic, fans of Gadot can now look forward to seeing her take on the role of Cleopatra in an upcoming film directed by Patty Jenkins, the director of “Wonder Woman.”
Gal Gadot is currently a sought-after actress for major blockbusters. Back in 1963, Hollywood produced the movie Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor. Not only is it considered a classic, but Cleopatra also ranks among the highest-grossing films of Hollywood and made history by winning four out of its nine Academy Award nominations in 1964. This puts pressure on the current production team of Cleopatra.
Before becoming an actress, Gal Gadot was a beauty queen. Over the past three years, she and Patty Jenkins have become a talented team, bringing success to “Wonder Woman” with a global box office of $812.5 million upon its release in 2017. This film also holds the record for the highest-grossing film by a female director. “Wonder Woman 1984” is also poised to earn $1 billion at the box office next year. Due to their impeccable reputation and lack of scandals, Paramount has trusted Jenkins and Gadot with their upcoming film.