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Lady Gaga (left) and Angelina Jolie (right) are reportedly competing for the lead role in an upcoming "Cleopatra" biopic.

SALT LAKE CITY — Move over, Elizabeth Taylor. A “Cleopatra” reboot is reportedly in the works with Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie competing for the lead role.

What’s happening: According to a report by The Daily Star, an insider at Sony is considering both Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga to play Cleopatra in a big-budget biopic the company is currently developing.

  • The choice between Gaga and Jolie could be so close that “both of them will have to audition, a pretty rare ask of an A-list star,” a source at Sony said.
  • The film is being billed as a “bloody political thriller told from a feminist perspective,” according to The Mirror.

Social media reaction: "Cleopatra" rumors were met with heated debate about whether either actress is an appropriate fit for the role.

Some argued that the role should be given to a black actress as Cleopatra was the Queen of Egypt.

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Others were quick to note that Cleopatra was not of Egyptian descent.

The facts? Despite popular misconception, Cleopatra was not in fact Egyptian but of Greek/Macedonian descent, and the last queen of the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt from 323 BCE to 30 BCE.

What do you think? Who would you pick to play Cleopatra: Gaga, Jolie, or someone else?