We've been tracking the progress of 'The Equalizer' for some time now, and while the Denzel Washington-led film has yet to hit theaters, word is that early screenings are testing overwhelmingly positive. In fact, work has already begun to follow up the new film, directed by longtime Washington pal Antoine Fuqua, with 'The Equalizer 2.'
Denzel Washington starring in a film version of the '80s TV series 'The Equalizer' had our curiosity, but the casting of Chloe Moretz ensures that it has our attention. The young 'Kick-Ass' and 'Let Me In' star will a play a young prostitute in the film who crosses paths with Washington's spy-turned-investigator.
There's been word of Denzel Washington starring in a big screen version of 'The Equalizer' for a while now, which suggests that this project will eventually hit the big screen. For a while 'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn was attached, but that didn't work out, so now they're going for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' helmer Rupert Wyatt.
Those hoping that Denzel Washington would make a return to more serious, challenging roles will have to wait a little longer. He's set to star in 'The Equalizer,' an adaptation of a semi-forgotten '80s television series, a role that will surely allow him to stare quietly at bad guys before pounding the stuffing out of them (which has become something of his acting modus operandi these days). In typical Hollywood fashion, the film doesn't have a director yet, but it officially has a release date.