Haley Bennett Scores “Magnificent” Lead

Haley Bennett (“The Equalizer,” “After the Fall”) is set to play the female lead in the remake of the Western classic “The Magnificent Seven” at MGM.

Bennett reportedly beat out several other actresses for the “star making role” as the widow of a murdered man who lives in a gold mine town taken over by a baron and his thugs.

She hires a bounty hunter (Denzel Washington) to get rid of these evil men, giving him enough money to hire six other gunmen to help their cause. Chris Pine also stars.

Antoine Fuqua is directing from a script by “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto and “Saving Mr. Banks” director John Lee Hancock.

Source: Deadline