|The original Seven|
But because Sony has imposed an embargo on it, hoping to keep details secret until nearer the movie's release in September, I can't write about anything I saw or heard while at the studio.
I can, however, reveal from other sources that this time the Seven---a bunch of outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns--- are far more diverse than the original group. They are headed by Denzel Washington in the role played by Yul Brynner, with Chris Pratt in the Steve McQueen role. The other members of the Seven are Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, the Korean actor Byung-hun Lee, the Mexican Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and the Native American Martin Sensmeier, whose character Red Harvest is a wiz with a bow and arrow.
Although I'm not allowed to relate what Anton Fuqua told me I can pass on what Ethan Hawke said recently when I talked with him.
The Magnificent Seven. which was filmed in Louisiana and New Mexico, will be released on September 23.