Vincent D'Onofrio Joins 'Magnificent Seven,' Arriving January of 2017

March 30, 2015
Source: Variety

Vincent D'Onofrio

Earlier this year a viral video introduced us to Vincent D'Onofrio's character in Jurassic World, and we definitely got the vibe that he could be some sort of villainous character in the summer blockbuster. Plus, let's not forget that he's playing Kingpin in Netflix's series adaptation of "Daredevil" from Marvel Studios. Now the actor has lined up another key bad guy role as Variety reports D'Onofrio will be giving Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke some trouble in MGM and Sony's remake of The Magnificent Seven, which in itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai. So who will he play?

Specifics on D'Onofrio's character aren't available, but since the story follows seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws, we're betting he's the leader of this band of criminals. D'Onofrio has a very haunting, unpredictable presence on the big screen, so having him as the villain here sounds like it could be great. One of my favorite turns of his is still from Men in Black, where he masterfully brought the right amount of weird to the role of being an alien bug in a human body. The Magnificent Seven has just been given a perplexing release date of January 13th, 2017, but here's hoping Antoine Fuqua's remake is much better than the date would indicate. Cool?

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