Will Smith is The Last Pharaoh September 8, 2008 The Fresh Prince becomes Pharaoh. Will Smith is ‘The Last Pharaoh’. The Fresh Prince will play Taharqa, the pharaoh who battled Assyrian invaders in ancient Egypt. The film will focus on his battles with Assyrian leader Esarhaddon starting in 677 B.C. Smith, who has long wanted to play the pharaoh, has brought ‘Braveheart’ scribe Randall Wallace on board to pen the project. James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Smith will produce for Overbrook Entertainment. Smith next stars in ‘Seven Pounds,’ a reteam with ‘Pursuit of Happyness’ director Gabriele Muccino that Overbrook produced with Escape Artists.