Sexy actress Angelina Jolie is poised to go truly regal for her next role - as CATHERINE THE GREAT.

The TOMB RAIDER stunner is currently in talks to star as the 18th century Russian royal in the historical Disney epic LOVE AND HONOR.

The script is said to have garnered much interest from a host of A-list Hollywood actresses, who were clamouring for the chance to portray the charismatic royal in a movie about the American Revolution.

Set mostly in Russia, Love and Honour revolves around an agent sent by BEN FRANKLIN to seek out Catherine the Great and persuade her not to help the British crush the rebellion by the colonies.

One he enters the Russian ruler's inner circle, he eventually becomes her lover.

20/06/2003 19:35