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Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is in early talks to join Denzel Washington in MGM’s The Magnificent Seven.
Antoine Fuqua is attached to direct the project, which centers on a guardian angel who fights crime. The project will reunite Fuqua with his Training Day and The Equalizer star Washington.
Seven is a remake of the classic 1960 Western about a group of gunslingers and outlaws hired to protect a Mexican village. Its all-star cast featured Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and Eli Wallach. That movie was itself a remake Seven Samurai, the Japanese classic by Akira Kurosawa.
Pratt’s involvement is one of the first major indications of his post-Guardians of the Galaxy plans. The actor has been very quiet in the months since the movie’s mega-successful box-office run, turning down numerous parts. Uncharted/Drake’s Fortune was one and Gifted another recent one.
He is attached to star and is developing Cowboy Ninja Viking, but that Universal action movie does not yet have a director.
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