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01/09/2013 05:18 pm ET

Angelina Jolie & 'Cleopatra': Ang Lee Wants To Direct Actress In Upcoming Movie

More than two years after the news first broke that a new "Cleopatra" biopic was in the works, the film is finally close to getting a director.

"I'm about to read the script," Ang Lee said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "It just feels right to me after all the other types of films I've done. What does it have in common with any of them? They’re all totally different! That’s what makes this perfect.”

Lee is now the fourth director attached to "Cleopatra," falling in line after David Fincher, Paul Greengrass, and James Cameron. Lee has been discussed as a possibility for the film ever since Fincher walked away from it in August.

Jolie first voiced her involvement in 2010. "I think there's a lot about [Cleopatra's] history that's not been explored and properly done," she told MTV at the time.

Jolie is currently working on the Sleeping Beauty spin-off "Maleficent," which also features two of her children, Pax and Zahara.

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