Denzel Washington to star in Gladiator sequel
Denzel Washington is ready to star within the Gladiator sequel.
The 68-year-old actor is in ultimate negotiations to co-star alongside Paul Mescal, 27, in Sir Ridley Scott’s follow-up to the 2001 film.
In keeping with Deadline: “When the supply was first offered it was unknown whether or not he would truly do it; Washington is thought for his nice style in initiatives and does not join something.
However after studying the script, sources near the challenge mentioned he was excited concerning the dangerous a** position Scott had written with him in thoughts.”
Particular particulars concerning the flick stay a closely-guarded secret but it surely has been confirmed that Paul will tackle the position of Lucius – the son of Connie Nielsen’s character Lucilla and Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus from the unique movie.
Russell Crowe has dominated out returning as Maximus Decimus Meridius within the challenge – which is because of be launched in 2024 – and defined that it will not be a “direct sequel” to the Oscar-winning unique.
The 58-year-old star mentioned: “Yeah we have had dinner and talked about it and all that stuff. So I do know roughly how he is shaping the story.
“I do not know what else occurs at that time, in order that’s the concept. So it is not a remake. And it is not a direct sequel. It is not just like the day after, you already know, 30 years later or one thing.”
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