After years in development, the movie version of The Equalizer is finally moving forward. Denzel Washington, Chloe Moretz and Marton Csokas are already signed up to sign, and now Deadline reports that they’ll be joined by Oscar-winner Melissa Leo.
It’s be a reunion for Leo and Washington following Flight. Denzel will play a man named McCall, who’s a retired covert operative who gets into the business of helping people in helpless situations. It’s reported that Leo’s character will provide him with, ‘intelligence about who he is facing when he runs up against a new adversary’.
Chloe Moretz is set to play a teen prostitute that McCall takes under his wing, with Csokas as the main villain. Antoine Fuqua is set to direct, with filming kicking off in a couple of months time.