“The Magnificent Seven” is rolling into theaters this year, remade for a new generation. And helping to set the swaggering tone of Antoine Fuqua‘s western is Denzel Washington, who leads the movie, and brought an intense commitment to his role by carrying his character’s Colt .45 Peacemaker around everywhere he went.
“He had it with him all the time, even when he wasn’t on the set,” Fuqua told USA Today. “We’d have meetings and he’d be spinning and twirling his gun while we were talking. He used to walk around his house spinning guns, go to restaurants. Obviously, people knew it was for his character.”
Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier also gear up for the movie that will have, among other things, a hip hop inflected western score. It sounds like a bold take on a classic and we’ll see the results when it opens on September 23rd. Watch below.