‘Training Day’ Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington Team Up for ‘Magnificent Seven’
When you meet up with old acquaintances, you can’t help but reminisce best times together. That’s probably what Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington will be doing off set soon as Hawke will now be joining in Washington’s upcoming movie ‘Magnificent Seven’.
Variety reports that Ethan Hawke and his camp are currently on the final leg of negotiations for his becoming the latest cast member of MGM’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’, a remake of the classic 1960 film of the same name. Produced by Roger Birnbaum, the remake is directed by Antoine Fuqua and its script is written by John Lee Hancock, with the script’s earlier version written by Nic Pizzolatto.
With Hawke now on board, the movie also spelled a reunion for him and Washington as they previously starred in the 2001 movie ‘Training Day’. Also directed by Fuqua, ‘Training Day’ garnered at least $100 million worldwide. In addition to this, Hawke and Washington both earned Oscar nominations for the movie, with Washington eventually bagging the Oscar as Best Actor.
The 1960 movie ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is actually a Westernized remake of the 1954 Japanese film ‘Seven Samurai’ directed by Akira Kurosawa. Though both films have different settings, they both center on a group of men hired to defend an oppressed village from a group of bandits. For the latest remake, the story is set in a gold mining town wherein a young widow hires seven gunmen to protect the town from greedy thugs.
Other members of the cast previously announced are Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett, who both starred along with Washington in Fuqua’s 2014 thriller ‘The Equalizer’. But further cast and production details regarding the movie have not yet been released.
‘The Magnificent Seven’ is all set to hit the theaters this year.
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