For years, Angelina Jolie has been in talks to star in the mega-budget biopic Cleopatra, but it seems as if she’s suddenly facing some stiff competition! “Angie has wanted to work on the film for a very long time, but it looks like she’s going to have to go up against Lady Gaga for the lead,” says an industry insider, noting that Gaga’s in a great place right now following the success of A Star Is Born. “This role has got her attention — and she wants it more than anything!” While the insider predicts that Gaga’s got a better chance of nabbing the part — especially given the buzz that she could take home an Oscar this year — Angie won’t be stepping down without a fight. Adds the insider: “Both ladies are prepared to try to outdo each other by any means possible.” May the best woman win!
“Gaga feels like she’s at the perfect point in her career to tackle a role like this,” says an industry insider.