Chris Pratt Circling MGM’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ With Denzel Washington

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Chris Pratt is in early talks to star with Denzel Washington in MGM’s “Magnificent Seven” remake.

Antoine Fuqua is directing.

The 1960 original, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai,” starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen. It centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.

The script was most recently reworked by John Lee Hancock, with “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto writing the previous version.

Talks are still in the early stages, but sources say they are progressing.

Pratt has become a hot property since his star-making role in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He has been weighing several offers over the past few months, including “Cowboy Ninja Viking” at Universal.

He can be seen next in “Jurassic World.” He is repped by CAA and Mosaic.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

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  1. Dynnik says:

    Between remakes and reboots and sequels and franchises, Hollywood is truly burying whatever is left of creativity in cinema. Truth said, in its 100+ years of history probably most topics and treatments have been exhausted. –The problem really lies in all the obstacles for the people that actually *try* to innovate, cos’ studios and most indies both play it thematically too safe. Clichés & mediocrity abound.

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