Elizabeth 2: According to The Daily Telegraph, Cate Blanchett and director Shekhar Kapur are working on a sequel to his hit Elizabeth.

Queen supreme...Cate Blanchett is expected to star in the sequel to Elizabeth / AFP Blanchett is expected to take the throne again and star in the epic - based on Queen Elizabeth I - which has the working title of Golden Age.

"It is about the battle between her life as a monarch and her personal life," Kapur said from Singapore. "It ends in the destruction of the Spanish Armada on the larger level."

The Indian-born Kapur said the script, which Michael Hirst is working on, would be ready in six months.

"And then it depends on Cate's schedule and my schedule as to when we start shooting."

Kapur has a habit of casting Australian actors as leads in his films. Following Elizabeth, which also starred Geoffrey Rush, he directed Four Feathers, with Heath Ledger in the lead.