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The Equalizer

DID YOU KNOW?

Teri was originally written for an older actress, but Chloë Grace Moretz impressed the director so much, that he made the role younger.

 

GENRE

ACTION, CRIME, AND THRILLER

 

DIRECTOR

ANTOINE FUQUA

 

STARRING

DENZEL WASHINGTON, MARTON CSOKAS, CHLOE GRACE MORTEZ

 

Many of us recall The Equalizer… the American television series that ran for four seasons, between 1985 and 1989. It starred back then Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show mixed ingredients from popular spy films and private investigator shows with violent realism. Next month, Training Day duo reteams for another Oscar maybe, in the shadows of The Equalizer. Director Antoine Fuqua gets Denzel Washington to play a former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston. He comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters. The film co-stars Melissa Leo, who formerly worked with Washington in the 2012 film Flight, and Fuqua in 2013 Olympus Has Fallen. In June 2010, it was announced that Russell Crowe was looking to bring The Equalizer to the big screen directed by Paul Haggis, with Crowe attached to play Robert McCall… though both had to step down for scheduling conflicts. Will the award-winning duo Washington & Fuqua be a better replacement to Crowe & Haggis, or will this be another version of Man on Fire?!