Washington queues ‘John Q’

Details not yet set for Cassavetes pic

Denzel Washington has committed to star in the everyman-themed drama “John Q” for New Line Cinema, with Nick Cassavetes attached to direct.

Details of the deal have yet to be finalized and it remains unclear whether Washington will make “John Q” his next movie, since the actor has also committed to the David Ayer-penned “Training Day” at Warner Bros.-based Outlaw Prods. and plans to make Fox Searchlight’s “Finding Fish,” the autobiographical tale of Antwone Fisher, his directorial debut.

Penned by Jim Kearns, “John Q” centers on a family without health insurance, whose father, so angered that he can’t get medical help for his son, takes the entire emergency room hostage.

Cassavetes, who has directed such films as “She’s So Lovely,” is also attached to “Going After Cacciato,” based on the novel by Tim O’Brien.

Washington was nominated for an Oscar for his starring role in “The Hurricane.” He will next be seen in Disney’s “Remember the Titans,” due in theaters in the fall.

Kearns is repped by Writers & Artists and managed by Mark Burg and Oren Koules of Evolution Entertainment. Washington is repped by ICM.

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