Steven Soderberge to make 3-D 'Cleopatra' Musical?

by Joey Paur

What? Yeah, thats right. It's true. Steven Soderberge is looking to direct a 3-D live-action rock 'n' roll musical about Cleopatra. Who does he want to star in this new and crazy film? Catherine Zeta-Jones as Cleopatra and Hugh Jackman will play her lover Wolverine. Er, I mean Marc Antony. Varity reports:

The $30 million "Cleo" will be shopped for financing and distribution within the next two weeks. Greg Jacobs is producing with Casey Silver.

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.

Before "Cleo," Soderbergh's directing "The Girlfriend Experience," setting porn star Sasha Grey to play a $10,000-a-night call girl in a film that will be simultaneously distributed in theaters, on DVD and on the HDNet movie channel by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's HDNet label.

Well shoot. This just came out of left field. I don't know what to think about it. Soderberge is a great filmmaker. I am very curious to see how he goes about putting this movie together.

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