You wait all week for a Denzel Washington story and then two come along at once… so don’t say I’m not offering you value for money. Look: there’s even a double-Denzel picture at the top of the post.

The first piece is this: Variety are reporting that Denzel Washington, having just formally declined a role in Tony Scott‘s Unstoppable, is now again circling the role. And the second is more interesting: a rather wild story at Twitch, which cites no source, indicates that Denzel Washington will be taking the lead in a US remake of the South Korean thriller A Bittersweet Life.

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A couple of weeks ago, when we covered the possibility that Fox would kill Tony Scott‘s upcoming Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, Brendon speculated that we might see a final version of the film go into production that had stars attached but a slashed budget. Now it’s looking like we’ll see it, if at all, with a slashed budget and at least one star gone. Variety reports that Denzel Washington has backed away from the film. Read More »

Tony Scott’s Unstoppable Getting Dumped?


Could a new collaboration between Tony Scott and Denzel Washington be about to get Moneyballed? According to The Hollywood Reporter, there’s every chance that Unstoppable will be in fact stopped, and dead in its tracks. The issue, of course, is financial. Let’s not pretend for one second that a Tony Scott/Denzel Washington picture would run into studio problems on any kind of artistic basis. Apparently, neither Scott nor Washington’s contracts are signed yet, nor is that of second-fiddle star Chris Pine.

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Tony Scott and Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is in talks to star in Tony Scott‘s action drama Unstoppable. Washington would play an experienced engineer who finds himself in a race against time, with a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals. The role of the conductor who helps Washington’s character, has not yet been cast.  The duo chase the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that could decimate a town.
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