Will Smith Set To Rule Egypt As ‘The Last Pharaoh’ Taharqa
Will Smith will take on the role of the pharaoh Taharqa for Columbia’s “The Last Pharaoh” – which will be written by Randall Wallace (“Braveheart”). Taharqa was the pharaoh who fought against Assyrian invaders in ancient Egypt.
Variety reports that Smith will also produce the film with James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz for Overbrook Entertainment. The film has reportedly been a dream project for Smith, and the actor took the story to Wallace.
The film will follow Taharqa’s war with Assyrian leader Esarhaddon in 677 B.C.