WILL SMITH EYES PHAROAH ROLE: Columbia drama set in ancient Egypt; penned by 'Braveheart' writer
Sunday, September 14, 2008

 Will Smith has his sights set on the lead role in "The Last Pharoah," a Columbia drama to be penned by "Braveheart" writer Randall Wallace and produced by Smith's Overbrook Entertainment.

According to Variety, Smith will star as Taharqa, the pharaoh who battled Assyrian invaders in ancient Egypt. The story will focus on his battles with Assyrian leader Esarhaddon starting in 677 B.C.

Next up for Smith is Columbia's "Seven Pounds," a reteam with "Pursuit of Happyness" director Gabriele Muccino. that Overbrook produced with Escape Artists.

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