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Chloe Moretz Joining Denzel Washington in Fuqua's 'The Equalizer'

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May 10, 2013

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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.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments

1

This girl is constantly joining projects. Constant y'all. I love her but I hope she doesn't wear herself out!

Marcus on May 10, 2013

2

I'd wear her out, if you know what I mean.

Nielsen700 on May 10, 2013

3

That's inappropriate for two more years.

DAVIDPD on May 10, 2013

4

Not everyone lives in the USA,you know. In Canada,the age of consent is fourteen and in the UK ,it's sixteen. She is already ripe for many beautiful things

Age on May 10, 2013

5

I'm Norwegian. If she's 16 or over... it's all good. BTW, I'm 19, so not too creepy anyways.

Nielsen700 on May 10, 2013

6

Pedobear approved.

Sal Featherstone on May 11, 2013

7

That's a classy comment.

capitandelespacio on May 11, 2013

8

I haven't felt this dirty since Natalie Portman.

mistermysteryguest on May 11, 2013

9

It helps that she wasn't sucked into a dumb franchise where her artistic skills were not allowed expression. Say whatever you want about the Potter movies or the twilights,there was not much acting range for the 3 main actors. The CGI did most of the work to bring asses on the seats...Oh,it helped that HP and twilight were adaptations of very successful books. Moretz is acting from different movies that offers her much as a thespian. Give her 5-10 years and she will have her Oscar. Oscar winner and multiple nominee Denzel and Moretz is a wonderful duo i would be willing to see even if there was no CGI. That's what I mean by acting

Go Moretz and Denzel on May 10, 2013

10

I'd have to call a foul on the Potter reference. Those 3 were were 10 and had no/almost no acting experience. The early books were simple and childish too, so that didn't help. They grew up into fine actors along the way, and it showed in the later films which did require more emotional depth, even though the plot(s) were still childish.

Akirakorn on May 10, 2013

11

OH MY GOD! "ONE GIRL"----"ONE MAN" Dakkota Fanning Denzel Washington ---------MAN ON FIRE NOW: Chloe Moretz Denzel Washington --------- The EQUALIZER Denzel for me is symbolic , i really admire him (i mean really reaaally) and CHLOE??? oh my god she is devil but fortunately (or unfortunately) im not devil worshiper

Ehsan Davodi on May 11, 2013

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