James Cameron is not directing Cleopatra

After much speculation, James Cameron has officially ruled himself out of directing a big-budget 3D Cleopatra movie.

At the annual Fulfillment Fund's benefit gala, the Avatar director stated definitively "I am not doing Cleopatra . That has been decided."

It doesn't come as a huge surprise really, given that Cameron has recently confirmed that he's officially returning for two Avatar sequels , due out in December 2014 and December 2015.

Angelina Jolie's name has long been attached as the lead in the Cleopatra project, and it's not yet known if Cameron's non-involvement will lead the actress to jump ship.

Source: Fox News via WorstPreviews

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