Matt Bomer (“White Collar”) has been confirmed as part of the all-star cast of the remake of MGM’s “The Magnificent Seven,” according to The Hollywood Reporter .
Other A-listers in the remake of the classic Western film include Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wager Moura, Haley Bennett and Jason Momoa.
Antonie Fuqua (“The Equalizer”) is directing the movie based on script by John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side”) and Nic Pizzolatto (“True Detective”).
This update of the MGM classic is set after the Civil War, in a Mexican town. Haley Bennett’s character has had enough of the bandits that have been terrorizing their town, and hires Denzel Washington’s character to put an end to the bandits and their robber baron leader’s reign of terror.
Washington then puts together a hodgpodge group of men to help him do the job.
Matt Bomer will star as Bennett’s husband in the movie, who defies the bandits and the robber baron.
Denzel Washington actually replaced Tom Cruise in the movie.
Fuqua confirmed this during the Toronto Film Festival when he was speaking to reporters about his movie, “The Equalizers.” Washington’s role was made famous by Edward Woodward, in the TV series version of “The Magnificent Seven” which aired in the 1980s/ “Denzel’s all about the work,” Fuqua said in an interview with Variety .
“He’s all about the acting.” “He’s an actor,” the director added.
“He’ll tell you himself, ‘I’m not a movie star, celebrity, something else, I’m an actor.’ He steps on a set that’s what he is and that’s what he gives you.
He gives his heart.” The original movie, which was released in 1960 was directed by John Sturges.
It starred Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, and Steve McQueen.
The supporting cast included Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Bucholz.
“The Magnificent Seven” was actually a remake of the 1954m movie, “Seven Samurai,” by acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, with the American version remaking the movie into a Western.