Chris Pratt in Talks to Join Remake of 'Magnificent Seven' at MGM
After becoming one of the Guardians of the Galaxy, it looks like Chris Pratt might join another ensemble of heroes as Deadline reports the breakout star is in early talks to join the remake of The Magnificent Seven set up at MGM. Last we head about the project, The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua was mulling over an offer to reteam with Denzel Washington on the project, and it appears as if those two talents are still involved. The original 160 film from John Sturges was a western, and this new version seems to keep that mostly in line as the story takes place after the Civil War, near the tale end of the Wild West era. Read on!
The story focuses on a group of seven skilled gunmen who assemble to protect a small town, though this new group isn't specifically modeled on te original characters (Pratt would play a guy named Farraday). The script comes from "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto with a recent draft from John Lee Hancock, so this should hopefully be a solid update of the classic inspired by Seven Samurai. With Washington and Pratt, math tells us that there's five more people who need to join the cast in order for the title to not be a lie. While the original film featured an all-male cast that included Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson, it would be nice to see a woman thrown into the mix this time. Who else should join the cast?