"Moonlight" actor to lead "The Equalizer 2"

"Moonlight" actor to lead "The Equalizer 2"

Ashton Sanders was last seen in the Oscar winning movie "Moonlight".

25 Aug – Sony's "The Equalizer 2" has just revealed its leading actor to be none other than Ashton Sanders who starred in the 2017 Oscar winning movie, "Moonlight".

To be helmed by "The Magnificent Seven" director Antoine Fuqua, the sequel will have Sanders joining the cast of Denzel Washington, Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman, who will each be reprising their roles from the 2014 film, as reported by Deadline.

Pedro Pascal from "Narcos" and "Game of Thrones" will also be on board as the movie's villain.

Based on the 1980s crime drama series, "The Equalizer" saw Washington as a retired CIA black ops operative Robert McCall, who faked his death to live a quiet life outside of crime. However, everything goes wrong when a young girl named Teri (played by Chloë Grace Moretz) comes for his help, forcing McCall out of his self-imposed retirement to be The Equalizer once again.

Not much has been revealed regarding the sequel's storyline other than that Washington will be a father figure to Sanders' character.

To be produced by Washington, Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin and Tony Eldridge with screenplay by Richard Wenk, the movie is set to begin production next month in Boston with a release date of September 2018.

Sanders was last seen in "Moonlight" which snagged eight Oscar nominations and three wins. He has since wrapped up shooting for "Captive State" starring alongside John Goodman and Vera Farmiga.

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