Variety reports that Hugh Jackman is no longer in talks to co-star in Cleo, Steven Soderbergh’s 3-D live-action rock’n’roll musical about the last of the Pharaohs. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ray Winstone are still looking at playing Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, respectively; Jackman would have played Mark Antony.
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Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).