We’ve known for quite some time now that Denzel Washington would lead the big-screen remake of cult 1980s series THE EQUALIZER. A few months ago Antoine Fuqua was finally confirmed to reunite with his TRAINING DAY Oscar-winner and named the director after both Nicolas Winding Refn and Rupert Wyatt’s failed to agree terms in negotiations. Less than a week ago we learned Chloe Grace Moretz would portray the teen hooker needing the desperate help of Washington’s retired operative Robert McCall, previously played by the late, great Edward Woodward.
Well, we now know the sadistic villain of the piece will be a member of the Russian mafia, with New Zealander Marton Csokas taking on the role. The actor is best known for his roles in THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and THE DEBT. He was most recently seen in the under-loved yet enjoyable ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER and the acclaimed mini-series FALCON. He also has upcoming roles in Marc Webb’s rebooted Spidey sequel, Aronofsky’s biblical epic NOAH and Rodriguez’ SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.