Another Queen for Soderbergh


Variety reports that “for his next directing effort, Steven Soderbergh is plotting a 3-D live-action rock n roll musical about Cleopatra. He is courting Catherine Zeta-Jones (pictured) to play the Egyptian queen and Hugh Jackman to play her lover, Marc Antony. 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. While Soderbergh has recently done a spate of wildly different projects, this one will be his first full-blown musical.” What? What about his in-the-works movie about Liberace starring Michael Douglas? That’s got music plus a queen. In other words, he appears to be making the same movie twice.

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