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Melissa Leo gets to handle Denzel in The Equalizer

Melissa Leo gets to handle Denzel in The Equalizer
Brooke Campbell

Melissa Leo, announced earlier this week for Fox’s Event series “Wayward Pines”, has nabbed another gig, she’ll star opposite Denzel Washington in “The Equalizer”.

“The Fighter” actress will play Denzel’s ‘handler’ in the Antoine Fuqua-directed film adaptation of the classic TV series, which stars Washington in the lead role (a part made famous by Edward Woodward).

Says Deadline :

Leo, who won the Oscar for The Fighter, reunites with Fuqua, who recently directed her in Olympus Has Fallen. Washington plays McCall, a retired covert operative who, seeking redemption for his dark deeds, quits a CIA-like agency and puts an advertisement in the paper that reads simply: Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer. Leo will play McCall’s former handler when he worked counter-terrorism. She provides him with intelligence about who he is facing when he runs up against a new adversary.

The film begins shooting in June in Boston.

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