Washington is making his sixth movie with director Antoine Fuqua about the epic battles of Hannibal.
Fuqua and Washington will again team up for an untitled Netflix movie about the Carthaginian General Hannibal, EW has confirmed. The story will be based on the actual life of Hannibal, who, the logline asserts, was "one of the greatest military commanders in history."
The general famously rode a war elephant into Italy as his North African forces took southern parts of the country and held them for more than a decade before the Romans reclaimed the land in a counter-offensive. "The film covers the pivotal battles he led against the Roman Republic during the Second Punic War," the logline says.
This forthcoming Netflix film will be the duo's sixth movie together. They first collaborated on Training Day before working together on The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, and The Equalizer 3. That last installment was couched as the final film in the series, but Fuqua has said he's open to continuing the series if Washington had an interest.
Marshalling Hannibal's armies isn't the only period epic that will have Washington's attention. He will also star in Ridley Scott's upcoming Gladiator sequel, tentatively slated to be released in late 2024. The film had paused its production during the SAG-AFTRA strike, but Scott, who is again directing, recently told The New Yorker that he has already been editing about 90 minutes of the film.
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