Lee mulls directing epic movie ‘Cleopatra’
TAIPEI - Agence France-Presse
Angelina Jolie will star in the historical epic ‘Cleopatra.’Oscar-winning director Ang Lee said Jan. 19 that he will “probably” accept an offer to direct historical epic “Cleopatra” starring Angelina Jolie, after the Hollywood actress wrote to him asking him to come on board.
Lee, whose 3D adventure “Life of Pi” has earned 11 Oscar nominations, said he would read the script before making a decision but the project was “very attractive.”
“Sony has asked me to shoot the movie and Angelina Jolie wrote to me to express her wishes to collaborate. We admire each other. The project looks very attractive,” the Taiwanese-American told reporters in Taipei.
“It’s a big-budget movie so I am carefully evaluating it. This is a rare opportunity and I will probably take it.” Lee returned to his birth place over the weekend to celebrate after “Life of Pie” earned 11 Oscar nods.