Byung-hun Lee is in negotiations to join the all-star cast of MGM’s The Magnificent Seven.
The Western is deep in casting mode as it heads toward its late-May start. Antoine Fuqua is directing the movie, which begins with a woman hiring a disparate group of gunslingers to protect her town from rampaging bandits.
Here’s who’s playing whom in the remake of the classic 1960 movie:
?Denzel Washington is playing a bounty hunter who takes it upon himself to help the woman, played by Haley Bennett.
?Chris Pratt is a magician turned gambler.
?Vincent D’Onofrio is a mountain man with an unsavory past that includes killing Native Americans.
?Wagner Moura is a caballero with a bounty on his head.
?Ethan Hawke is a sharpshooting war deserter.
?Lee will play a former indentured servent who is quite handy with a sai.
Also in talks to join the movie is Jason Momoa, who will play one of the movie’s bad guys.
Lee is a Korean star who has appeared as Storm Shadow in the G.I. Joe movies and as Han Cho Bai in Red 2. He next will be seen in Terminator Genisys, and he recently wrapped the thriller Beyond Deceit.