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Lady Gaga, Jolie warring over Cleopatra role

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Actresses and are in a battle to land a chance to play in a mega-budget film reboot.

Oscar-winning Angelina, 43, has been in on-off talks for months with studio bosses at over playing the part, which was essayed by in a 1963 film version.

But Gaga, 32, is now also in the running following the success of "A Star Is Born", her big screen debut as a leading lady.

A senior production source at told The Daily Star: "was known as the of the Nile, and firmly established herself as Hollywood's in the 1963 film version.

"There's every reason to think that whoever gets to play her this time round is going to enjoy an equally lofty perch in the motion picture industry."

The movie won four and sparked controversy over Taylor's on-set affair with co-star They later wed and divorced twice.

It was billed at the time as an "epic historical drama", but Sony's new is being touted by producers as a "dirty, bloody political thriller told from a feminist perspective".

The source said it could be so close between and that "both of them will have to audition - a pretty rare ask of an A-list star", according to dailystar.co.uk.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 16:22 IST
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