The Equalizer (film)
|Directed by||Antoine Fuqua|
|Produced by||Alex Siskin
|Screenplay by||Richard Wenk|
|Based on||The Equalizer
by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim
|Music by||Harry Gregson-Williams|
|Edited by||John Refoua|
|Village Roadshow Pictures
Mace Neufeld Productions
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Budget||$50 million|
The Equalizer is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Richard Wenk, based on the television series of same name, which starred Edward Woodward. The film stars Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas, Melissa Leo and Haley Bennett.
Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a solitary, ex-special ops, monastic figure who despises injustice and devotes himself to helping victims of criminals. Working at a small home improvement store by day (Home Mart), he befriends a girl in his off-time at a local diner who is nearly killed by gangsters. After an initial battle, he learns they are members of the Russian mob, leading him to wage a one man war against them and their partners in crime.
- Denzel Washington as Robert McCall
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Teri
- Marton Csokas as Teddy
- Melissa Leo
- Haley Bennett
- Vladimir Kulich as Vladimir Pushkin
- Robert Wahlberg as Detective Harris
- David Harbour as Masters
- Bill Pullman
- David Meunier as Slavi
- Matt Lasky as Marat
- Allen Maldonado as Marcus
- Debra Garrett as Jade
- Mike O'Dea as Remar
- James Wilcox as Pederson
- Johnny Skourtis as Ralphie
- Vitaliy Shtabnoy as Andri
In December 2011, it was reported that Denzel Washington is set to star in the title role of the film version, to be financed by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Escape Artists. Director Antoine Fuqua came on board to direct on March 21, 2013, reuniting the two from their successful collaboration on their 2001 Oscar-winning film Training Day. Chloë Grace Moretz was announced as co-lead to Washington on May 10, 2013. On May 31, 2013, Melissa Leo was then cast in the film, Leo previously worked with Washington in the 2012 film Flight, and Fuqua in Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
The first official image from the film was released on December 6, 2013. Sony originally planned on an April 11, 2014 release date but pushed it back to reach theaters on September 26, 2014. The first official poster for the film was released on April 16, 2014. On April 22, USA Today revealed some photos from the film. On May 24, the trailer for the film was released. On June 12, another official trailer of the film was released. On July 16, the IMAX poster for the film was released.
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