Denzel Washington Becomes the General "Hannibal"

The project marks the sixth collaboration between Washington and director Antoine Fuqua

by Jonas Reichel on November 12, 2023

After Napoleon comes Hannibal! The next great general in world history will receive a cinematic masterpiece in 2024, for which director Antoine Fuqua will be responsible. In the leading role is Denzel Washington!

According to Deadline, streaming giant Netflix is planning a monumental historical epic about the legendary general - the man who crossed the Alps on elephants and almost brought down Rome. "The Equalizer" director Antoine Fuqua will direct the project, with Denzel Washington taking on the starring role.

This will be the sixth collaboration between the two: In addition to the three "Equalizer" films, they also brought "The Magnificent Seven" and "Training Day" to the big screen - for the latter, Washington was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

The actor wanted to take on the role of Hannibal 20 years ago. However, family circumstances prevented this and so the project was put on ice for a long time. Now, though, the biopic, which is to be written by screenwriter John Logan, is finally getting back on track. Logan has already impressed with his scripts for Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" and Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" - making him a connoisseur of historical material.

It remains unclear when "Hannibal" will be released on Netflix, but we'll keep you up to date as always!

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