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The series centered on Robert McCall, a former government agent who uses his detective skills to give help to the helpless in a vigilante good guy kind of way. His creedo was essentially, "Got a problem? Need help? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer"--or so read his yellow pages advert.
Based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, The Equalizer will star Washington as Robert McCall, a former covert agent who hires out his services to those in need. Leo will play McCall's colleague, who clues him in on his clients and adversaries. Moretz will play the female lead, a teen prostitute named Teri, and for his part, Meunier will play her pimp, a brutal and sleazy Russian called Slavi.
Washington will star in the movie as a man named McCalll, a retired covert operative who gets into the business of helping people in helpless situations. The site says that Leo's character will provide him with "intelligence about who he is facing when he runs up against a new adversary."
The New Zealander has been in tons of popular films over the past decade or so, though he’s usually kept to more generic roles. He’s currently filming Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and has both Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For coming to theaters before Spider-Man.
Based on a chemistry reading Moretz had with Washington, both the star and the producers were impressed enough with Moretz to give her a shot. They’ll be retooling the character a bit, but she would be playing a young prostitute, drawing instant comparisons to Jodie Foster’s transformational role in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
Washington will be stepping into the shoes of Edward Woodward's Robert McCall a former intelligence officer who works to help disenfranchised people being stepped on and "equalize" the odds.
The upcoming adaptation of the 80s action television series The Equalizer, which has Denzel Washington set to star, has been having a bit of trouble holding on to a director. At first it looked as though Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn was going to make the film...
Now that he is no longer helming the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the Hollywood is director Rupert Wyatt's oyster. Not only is he coming off a movie that made $481 million at the global box office, Rise was also a smash hit with critics and was one of the best reviewed movies to come out during the summer of 2011, which combined has made Wyatt one of the most sought after filmmakers working right now.
Refn has walked away from The Equalizer, a modernized adaptation of the cult 1980s television series that currently has Denzel Washington attached to star. The main character in The Equalizer is a retired intelligence agent who now assists the downtrodden as a private investigator.
In July it was confirmed that Denzel Washington had been set to star in The Equalizer, an adaptation of the action/crime television series from the mid-to-late 1980s that starred Edward Woodward as a retired intelligence agent cum private detective who worked to help his clients "equalize" threatening situations. At the time it was said that Richard Wenk...
The past few years, Denzel Washington has settled into a groove of mid-range action thrillers where is husky voice and bursting bravado lend plenty of pop to the otherwise uninspired ventures
Obviously it sounds like this is far from a done deal, but it's an interesting proposition nonetheless. Washington's record since American Gangster hasn't been that great (mostly because he keeps working with Tony Scott), but this could be a really cool role for him. The only problem I see is the jackasses that come out of the wordwork to say that black actors shouldn't play characters originally played by white actors.
As Paul Haggis promotes his latest project, The Next Three Days, we’re hearing more and more about his ambitious plans for the future, specifically a remake of the Spanish thriller Celda 211, a movie version of the TV show
How many more of these are we going to have to sit through before we come to a collective realization that 90% of these turn out terrible? If it worked as a television series why spend millions of dollars turning it
Russell Crowe may soon go back to making movies people want to see. Or at least he’ll make movies we haven’t already seen like, you know, Robin Hood