Denzel Washington - Denzel Washington To Star In Equalizer?

Denzel Washington is set to star in 'The Equalizer'.

The 'Unstoppable' actor is Sony Pictures' top choice to take on the lead role in the adaptation of the 80s TV series - about an aging New York vigilante with a mysterious past - as part of a deal with production company Escape Artists.

A statement from the company said: "Sony Pictures Entertainment has extended its first-look non-exclusive deal with Escape Artists, the independently financed film and television production company headed by partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch, it was announced today by Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures. The three-year deal renews Sony Pictures' relationship with the company, which has been headquartered at the studio since 1998.

"A feature film adaptation of the hit 1980s television series 'The Equalizer', to be written by Richard Wenk. The project is being developed with Denzel Washington in mind to star and Alex Siskind is partnered with Escape Artists to produce. Washington previously starred in Escape Artists' The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and starred in and directed Antwone Fisher and The Great Debaters for producer Todd Black."

Denzel can next be seen on the big screen in new action thriller 'Safe House' with Ryan Reynolds, who called the action star "adorable".

He said: "He's very Method. He's living, eating, breathing and sleeping his character. I have to always call him Frost and he calls me Matt. It's adorable."


Contactmusic

Tags: Denzel Washington - Amy Pascal - Antwone Fisher - Richard Wenk - Ryan Reynolds - Sony - Steve Tisch - Todd Black


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Usual Suspects: Breaking Bad, True Detective, GoT, Mad Men, to Duke it Out For Emmy Wins

A superb year for television has seen the Emmy nominations...

Usual Suspects: Breaking Bad, True Detective, GoT, Mad Men, to Duke it Out For Emmy Wins

5 Reasons Why A New Harry Potter Film Is Unlikely

J.K. Rowling really stirred up the cauldron of excitement when she published a new...

Jk Rowling - 5 Reasons Why A New Harry Potter Film Is Unlikely

'Boyhood' Wows Critics & Promises To Change Cinema But Will Audiences Be As Impressed?

Boyhood is a coming-of-age film which literally follows its cast as they...

'Boyhood' Wows Critics & Promises To Change Cinema But Will Audiences Be As Impressed?

Game Of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Hits Back At Death & Health Speculators With F-Bomb

George R.R. Martin is 65. Let's just repeat that - only 65 years old. And, so...

Game Of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Hits Back At Death & Health Speculators With F-Bomb

Could Meghan McCain Join Whoopi Goldberg And Rosie O'Donnell On "The View"?

The View may have found its new Republican panelist. Following the exit...

Could Meghan McCain Join Whoopi Goldberg And Rosie O'Donnell On
Advertisement

5 of The Best Animated Matriarchs (Animatriachs?) Now That Marge Simpson is The Face of MAC Make-Up

Marge Simpson has finally got her moment. After years of living as...

5 of The Best Animated Matriarchs (Animatriachs?) Now That Marge Simpson is The Face of MAC Make-Up

Producer William Orbit Attempts To Defend Britney Spears' Pre Auto-Tune 'Alien'

There's a reason why everything Britney Spears has ever done has been...

Producer William Orbit Attempts To Defend Britney Spears' Pre Auto-Tune 'Alien'


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

lynn young's picture

lynn young

It's always good to hear from you Denzel :)
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1326374921

2 years 6 months ago
Report
View Comments

lynn young's picture

lynn young

It's always good to see you Denzel :)
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1326374921

2 years 6 months ago
Report
View Comments

Denzel Washington Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Denzel Washington

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All