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The casting of Denzel Washington as ancient Carthaginian General Hannibal has been met with some harsh criticism in Tunisia for "falsifying history."

The film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua—who brought us such Denzel greats as The Equalizer and Training Day—and will be "based on real-life warrior Hannibal, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest military commanders in history," focusing on "pivotal battles he led against the Roman Republic during the Second Punic War."

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