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King Kong Ain’t Got Nothing on These Denzel Washington Facts

by ScreenCrush Staff September 21, 2016 @ 10:03 AM
He’s known all over the world as Denzel. But did you know Denzel Washington’s legal name is Denzel Washington Jr.? And his father, Denzel Washington Sr., pronounces his name differently than his son? (He goes by “DEN-zel,” not “den-ZELLE.”) That’s because Denzel Jr. is named after his father, but his father is actually named after the doctor who delivered him, a man named Dr. Denzel. That’s just one of the facts featured in the new episode of You Think You Know Movies!

‘The Magnificent Seven’ Review: I Guess ‘The Okay Seven,’ While Accurate, Wouldn’t Sell Tickets

by Matt Singer September 8, 2016 @ 2:13 PM
Awards season may be underway with the official start of the Toronto Film Festival, but the fall of 2016 picks up right where summer left off with Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ a loud and frenetic update of an old classic very few people were clamoring for. The question with any remake is why; why a new version and why one now? The movie just made its world premiere as the opening night film of TIFF 2016, and I still don’t have a satisfying answer to that question.

Denzel Washington Eyes Lead in ‘Inner City’ Drama From ‘Nightcrawler’ Director

by Britt Hayes August 25, 2016 @ 2:59 PM
Nightcrawler pretty much guaranteed our excitement for whatever Dan Gilroy does next. As it turns out, we won’t have to wait much longer to see what that is, as the director of the acclaimed 2014 thriller is developing a new legal drama, with Denzel Washington reportedly circling the lead role — which already makes this sound like one heck of a film experience.

Denzel Washington to Direct, Star in ‘Fences’ Film with Viola Davis

by Charles Bramesco April 12, 2016 @ 9:56 AM
Turn back the clock to 2010, and the hottest ticket on Broadway is a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning play Fences, a poignant and daring meditation on race relations in America with a focus on the hardships of the black experience. It has all the necessary qualifications for a bona fide Broadway smash: a handsome pedigree of awards and acclaim (the production took the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2010), urgent social significance, and some Hollywood talent slumming it on the boards in between film projects. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis starred as the married couple at the heart of Fences, winning raves and a Tony apiece, and created a rare sensation that dazzled audiences for thirteen weeks and then vanished.

Denzel Washington to Direct ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Episode, For … Reasons?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 13, 2015 @ 3:39 PM
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Grey’s Anatomy notably lost a huge presence among its leading men last year, but King Kong ain’t got … well, much on the size of its next star attraction. Denzel Washington will bafflingly join the current season of Grey’s Anatomy, albeit behind the camera for an episode.

‘Training Day’ TV Series in Development, Antoine Fuqua Likely to Direct

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 7, 2015 @ 3:05 PM
Warner Bros.
The trend of major movies rebooting as TV series seems to have fallen behind the current crop of revivals, but we may yet have a late entry into the former, one King Kong has nothing on. A new report says Antoine Fuqua and Jerry Bruckheimer are developing a Training Day TV series eyed for one of the major networks, albeit with a casting twist.

‘The Equalizer 2’ Is Coming to Wreck Some More Bad Guys in 2017

by Britt Hayes June 11, 2015 @ 7:24 PM
The Equalizer is sort of the ultimate action movie for dads — the big climactic scene takes place in a home improvement store, with Denzel Washington using tools in ways Tim Taylor never could have imagined in his darkest moments. And if you’re itching to see Washington kick more bad guy butt, you’ll get your chance to do so…in 2017.