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Wallace Pens Will Smith's Pharoah

By Garth Franklin Monday September 8th 2008 12:15AM
Wallace Pens Will Smith's Pharoah

Randall Wallace ("Braveheart") will has taken over scripting duties on "The Last Pharoah" for Sony Pictures says Variety.

As previously reported, Will Smith's Overbrook Entertaiment is developing the film which centers on Pharoah Taharqa, the 7th Century BC ruler of Egypt and last king of the Nubian Dynasty (Ethiopean-descended blacks) who battled Assyrian invaders in ancient Egypt.

Smith, who has long wanted to play the pharaoh, brought Wallace the pitch. No word on whether the earlier version, previously penned by Carl Franklin with a polish by Chris Hauty ("Never Back Down"), will be utilized at all.

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