Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Indie Wire is reporting that Oscar winning actress Halle Berry is executive producing a new miniseries on the life and times of historic military commander Hannibal. The script will be written by Jeffrey Caine and will air on the History Channel.

Berry’s project will chronicle the life of general Hannibal Barca and his infamous war against general Scipio Africanus in the Second Punic War in Carthage in 264 BC.

“Hannibal was not only the greatest African general to ever live,” said Berry in the announcement, “he may have been the greatest general, period. His story is an intricate and captivating ride and I’m thrilled to get this project off the ground with our partners at History.”

Reportedly, Berry beat out Fast and Furious 7 star Vin Diesel, who was also said to be working on a Hannibal project for television.

RC will keep you posted as more information develops around this project.

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