Gal Gadot, the stunning actress known for her role as Wonder Woman, has been cast as the iconic Queen Cleopatra in a new film. This classic role was previously played by Elizabeth Taylor almost 50 years ago. Gal Gadot began her career as a model and won the title of Miss Israel in 2004. She is best known for her roles in the Fast Furious franchise and the Wonder Woman films. While the release of the highly anticipated sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, has been postponed due to the Covid pandemic, fans of Gal Gadot can now look forward to seeing her in the upcoming film Cleopatra, directed by none other than Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman.
Gal Gadot is currently the beauty that big-budget films are eyeing. Back in 1963, Hollywood made the movie Cleopatra featuring Elizabeth Taylor. Not only is it considered a classic masterpiece, but Cleopatra also made it to the top of Hollywood’s highest-grossing films and left its mark in cinema history with four Oscars out of nine nominations in 1964. This puts pressure on the current production team of Cleopatra.
Before becoming an actress, Gal Gadot was once a beauty queen. Over the past three years, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have emerged as a talented duo who brought success to Wonder Woman. The movie earned a global revenue of 812.5 million USD upon its release in 2017, making it the highest-grossing film by a female director. With the upcoming release of Wonder Woman 1984 next year, the movie is expected to bring in over 1 billion USD in revenue. Paramount trusts Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot since they have never been involved in any scandals.