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has filled a lot of shoes in her acting career, but can she walk like an Egyptian?
Let's hope so: The bombshell is one producer's top pick to play the Queen of the Nile. Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin has purchased the film rights to the biography Cleopatra: A Life
, USA Today
reports. Rudin's office confirmed to the newspaper that the film "is being developed for and with Jolie."
But can Jolie compete with Elizabeth Taylor
, who portrayed the smoldering Egyptian queen in 1963? Cleopatra: A Life
author Stacy Schiff thinks so. "Physically, she's the perfect look," she says.
Since it's not a done deal, PEOPLE wants to give other beauties a chance: