Chloe Moretz Joining Denzel Washington in Fuqua's 'The Equalizer'
by Ethan Anderton
May 10, 2013
We already know director Antoine Fuqua is reteaming with his Training Day star Denzel Washington for The Equalizer, an adaptation of the 80s television show of the same name, featuring a solitary former special ops member who helps people in need. Now the film has just acquired a fantastic female lead in the form of Chloe Moretz. Deadline says a reading between Washington and the Kick-Ass and Let Me In star yielded some impressive results, so much that she's playing a prostitute that was written for someone about 20-years-old. Moretz just turned 16 this past February, but on the big screen, she's very mature for her age.
For those just joining us, The Equalizer was a CBS show from the 80's that followed Robert McCall, an agent with a mysterious past who once worked for a top-secret agency where he did some pretty horrible things. The gritty and violent series follows his exploits as he decides to right wrongs against the persecuted by settling scores with their antagonists and assorted miscreants. It's not clear just what the story is for the film adaptation, but this cast is quite promising, with Moretz continuing to take edgy, unique roles, sparking comparisons to Jodie Foster's early career, specifically her turn in Taxi Driver. There's likely more news to come as this project continues developing, so we'll do our best to keep you psoted.