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‘The Equalizer’ Lands 16-Year-Old Chloe Moretz for Prostitute Role

The Equalizer Chloe Grace Moretz
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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.

Although it’s not particularly well-remembered today, ‘The Equalizer’ ran from 1985 to 1989 and followed a former secret agent who attempted to atone for his past by helping people in need. In many ways, the show was like a darker, grittier, one-man ‘The A-Team,’ ¬†following Edward Woodward’s Robert McCall as he helped people solve their various problems week in and week out. It’s not the kind of property that’s begging for a big-screen update, but Washington has spent the latter half of his career headlining solid action movies, so it’s right in his wheelhouse.

But what about Moretz? According to Deadline, the young star was so impressive in her audition that the character is being rewritten to accomodate her. Apparently, the role was originally intended for an actress in her 20s, but Moretz (who is 16 years old) had a natural chemistry in her audition with Washington. That’s not too surprising — Moretz has been blowing us away for years, proving herself to be one of the best young actresses out there time and time again.

You’ll get a chance to see more of Moretz in ‘Kick-Ass 2‘ and ‘Carrie,’ both coming out a little later this year. ‘The Equalizer’ is being helmed by ‘Training Day’ and ‘Olympus Has Fallen‘ director Antoine Fuqua and is aiming for an April 11, 2014 release.

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