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Old 09-08-08, 01:32 AM
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Will Smith as "The Last Pharaoh"

From Variety:
Will Smith may next morph into a god.

"Braveheart" scribe Randall Wallace will write "The Last Pharaoh," a Columbia drama crafted as a vehicle for Smith to play Taharqa, the pharaoh who battled Assyrian invaders in ancient Egypt.

Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz will produce for Overbrook Entertainment.

Smith, who has long wanted to play the pharaoh, brought Wallace the Taharqa story.

The film will focus on his battles with Assyrian leader Esarhaddon starting in 677 B.C.
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I don't know about this. Will Smith is similar to Tom Cruise in terms of playing historical characters; they both seem to somehow be too modern to pull it off, no matter how much funky facial hair they try to grow. I don't know if it's the accent or what, but I never buy into it.
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I'm already envisioning the smooth, irritatingly catchy Smith-penned theme song from the movie, complete with "Walk Like an Egyptian" hook.
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I'm guessing that when he learns of the Assyrian's plans to invade Egypt he'll exclaim, "Oh Hell No!"
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I hope not...
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Originally Posted by FinkPish View Post
I don't know about this. Will Smith is similar to Tom Cruise in terms of playing historical characters; they both seem to somehow be too modern to pull it off, no matter how much funky facial hair they try to grow. I don't know if it's the accent or what, but I never buy into it.


It's sounds interesting. I had to Wikipedia to find out who Taharqa was.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taharqa

Will Smith is too modern too pull it off. I didn't buy him as Muhammed Ali and that was a modern person.
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Randall Wallace eh? Guess Atlas Shrugged is never getting made.
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Randall Wallace eh? Guess Atlas Shrugged is never getting made.
Thank goodness! I'm not a big fan of Ayn.

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