Will Smith to Play The Last Pharaoh
Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:29:29
Will Smith has signed on to star in The Last Pharaoh, a drama for Columbia Pictures. He will play Taharqa, the pharaoh who went into battle against Assyrians in ancient Egypt in 677 B.C. The actor has been eyeing the role for several years.
Smith will also take a producer role on the film, which is being produced for Overbook Entertainment. Randall Wallace, who wrote Braveheart, will write the screenplay. Production dates are not available at press time.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff