Hey remember last year Denzel Washington attended the Mayweather-Paciqauo fight, and his odd appearance started the hilarious “Uncle Denzel” memes. Well now we know the purpose of that handle-bar mustache, he was in the middle of filming for the Antione Fuqua film “The Magnificent Seven.” The film is a remake of the John Sturges’ The Magnificent Seven (1960), which in turn was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954).
Washington isn’t the only big name attached to film, the rest of the seven is rounded out by Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, and Lee Byung-hun. Production took place over the last year, filming in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The film is set for a fall release. The screenplay written by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective).