Nicolas Winding Refn Off Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' (Could F. Gary Gray Take His Place?)

From Shadow and Act Fri Jan 11 2013, 00:25:08

Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn, has pulled out of the feature film remake of the CBS 1980's TV series, The Equalizer, for Columbia Pictures, with Denzel Washington in the lead role. According to media sources, Refn and the studio couldn't come to terms on a deal and has left the project. But not to worry, for you Refn fans. He still has a new film coming out this year, Only God Forgives, with his Drive star Ryan Gosling, which is set to be released on May 23rd. As a result, the studio is looking for a replacement to quickly come in and take over the directing job; and two directors who were under consideration before Refn came on board were Pierre Morel...

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