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Matt Bomer Joining Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt in 'Magnificent Seven' (Exclusive)
Matt Bomer has joined the all-star cast of MGM’s remake of The Magnificent Seven.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wagner Moura, Haley Bennett and Jason Momoa are already in the saddle for the Western, which updates the 1960 movie that starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn.
Antoine Fuqua is directing.
With a script written by John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto, the new version’s story kicks off when a woman (Bennett) hires a disparate group of gunslingers to protect her town from rampaging bandits that are led by a robber baron.
Bomer will play the woman’s husband, a man who tries to stand up to the robber baron.
Producing are Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black with Walter Mirisch and Fuqua serving as executive producers.
Bomer, who received plenty of acclaim, including a Golden Globe win, for his performance in HBO’s The Normal Heart, will be the male lead opposite Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel, the newest season of the horror anthology. He also has Magic Mike XXL due for a July 1 release and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys in post.
The actor, who is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Hansen Jacobson, is also set to portray Hollywood icon Montgomery Clift in HBO's biopic Monty, which should shoot next year.