Moonlight‘s Ashton Sanders has been cast in a lead role in a sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.

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Sanders in Moonlight

Denzel Washington, the lead in the first movie, is returning and Sanders will play his son. Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman will reprise their roles of Susan and Brian Plummer. Pedro Pascal is set to be an antagonist or villain of some sort. Fuqua is returning to direct with the screenplay written by Richard Wenk. The sequel also has Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, and Denzel Washington as producers.

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Washington in The Equalizer

 

The first movie did alright critically with a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes but very well at the box office with a worldwide gross of over $190 million at the box office.

No plot details have been revealed but the film will begin filming very soon.

The Equalizer‘s sequel is set to release on September 14th, 2018.

 

Source: Deadline

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