Angelina Jolie confirms `Cleopatra` talks

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014, 08:55 AM IST

London: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has confirmed plans to star as `Cleopatra` in a new biopic. The 38-year-old actress revealed that many different directors have been suggested for the project, with previous frontrunner Ang Lee seemingly busy on a different project, reportedly.

"We`ve been working on it. There`s been lots of different ideas of directors and lots of different discussions. The script has been written by Eric Roth, who is a dear friend and a brilliant writer," Jolie said.

However, the `Maleficent` star said that Cleopatra is a "complicated" character to portray, adding that she will have to prepare herself for the role.

"She`s complicated, it`s complicated to get this one right. I think we`re getting there. It`s getting close. I imagine the preparation for it is going to be big."

Jolie even suggested that playing Cleopatra would be such a career-defining moment that there would be no need to continue acting.

"It`s one of those that you think maybe that`s the one you put everything into and that`s where you end it, that`s where you finish - in a great way! What could you do beyond that one?" the actress said.