Melissa Leo Gets An “Equalizer 2” Upgrade

Melissa Leo (“Prisoners,” “The Fighter”) is both returning and getting an upgrade in the sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s 2014 cinematic reinvention of “The Equalizer” franchise.

Leo had a small supporting role in the first film as retired CIA operative Susan Plummer who helps Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) acquire intelligence reports.

Bloody Disgusting reports that the Plummer character is much more “pivotal” and gets more screen time in the sequel which will be shot at least partially in Boston this Fall under Fuqua’s helm.

The first “The Equalizer” grossed $192 million from a $73 million budget.