I would be honoured to play Cleopatra, says Jolie

Washington: Angelina Jolie has said that she would be honoured to play the Queen of the Nile in an upcoming new biopic.

"I would be honoured" to play Cleopatra in an upcoming new biopic,” UsMagazine.com quoted Jolie as saying during the ‘Salt’ premiere in Hollywood.

But Jolie, 35, also said: "We haven``t gotten the script yet."

Last month, book publisher Little, Brown confirmed that Jolie was in talks to portray the famous Egyptian queen in a film adaptation of upcoming historical biography Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life.

"Angelina Jolie radiates grace and power, exactly the qualities that [author] Stacy Schiff finds in her biography of the most intriguing ruler who ever lived," Little, Brown publisher Michael Pietsch said.