A new movie about Cleopatra
(moviehole.net ) According to Variety, Columbia Pictures' new film Cleopatra, which will be based on the biography by Stacy Shiff. The book intends to dispel the movie myths that focused on pageantry and Cleopatra's skills as a seductress. Instead, it will present her as a firm ruler and military tactician who embarked on a ruthless rise to power.
Romantic alliances with the much-older Roman honchos Julius Caesar and Marc Antony helped her solidify power, but her dalliance with Antony undid both of them.