Ethan Hawke is poised to rejoin his “Training Day” co-star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua in “The Magnificent Seven,” Variety reports.
The MGM film is a remake of John Sturges’ 1960 Western — itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” — about seven American gunfighters hired to protect a small Mexican village from bandits. The original starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz, with Eli Wallach playing the leader of the marauders.
Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett have also signed on for Fuqua’s version, whose script was most recently reworked by John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side,” “Maleficent”); “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto wrote the previous draft.
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