“Moonlight” star Ashton Sanders is in talks to join Denzel Washington in a leading role in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer” sequel at Sony Pictures.
Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman are returning and Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist in the follow-up whose plot details are under wraps. Richard Wenk is penning the script.
Based on the 1980s TV series, Washington plays a retired CIA black ops operative who lives in Boston and becomes a righteous vigilante for hire.
Washington, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan, Tony Eldridge, and Mace Neufeld are producing. Filming begins next month in Boston ahead of a September 14th 2018 release.