Will Smith has been tapped to portray the role of Taharqa in the upcoming Columbia Pictures flick “The Last Pharaoh.” According to Variety, the “Hancock” actor will don the attire of a pharaoh who battled Assyrian invaders in the film which takes place in ancient Egypt. Written by Randall Wallace (“Braveheart”), “The Last Pharaoh” fulfills a dream for the Hollywood actor who has been reportedly waiting for the role. Smith and Wallace will work together on the project which will focus on Taharqa’s battles with Assyrian leader Esarhaddon starting in 677 BC. Smith next appears in Columbia’s “Seven Pounds,” a reteam with “Pursuit of Happyness” director Gabriele Muccino reports Variety.

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