Vincent D’Onofrio may have once played the good guy, but he harbors no worries whatsoever that he’s now been typecast as quite the opposite. Gone are those Law & Order days, as D’Onofrio is trekking out west for Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven. And if the ‘villainous’ descriptor in the title didn’t give it away, he’s not going to be one of that titular crew.
The Magnificent Seven was originally ushered to the big screen back in 1960 by John Sturges and a starry cast of leading men. For Fuqua’s re-telling, it’s believed that the story will unravel after the Civil War, and depict a similar plot about a small town threatened by thugs. When one resident stands up to a crew of drug barons intent on ruining their community, she hires a bounty hunter and his gang to scare them away.
Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) etched out the first draft which has since been punched up by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side). Whether either of those iterations has changed the location of era is still unknown.
Haley Bennett kickstarts the action as the widow who hires Denzel Washington’s bounty hunter. He leads that troupe of justice seekers which so far includes Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jurassic World) and Ethan Hawke (Boyhood). The identity of The Magnificent Seven‘s villain has yet to be unveiled, but we know that D’Onofrio is continuing his bad boy streak as the chief antagonist. He recently appeared opposite Liam Neeson in Run All Night, and clocked in more antagonistic turns on this summer’s Jurassic World and Marvel’s Daredevil TV series as the famed wrongdoer Wilson Fisk.