‘Moonlight’ Star Ashton Sanders Lands Lead Role In ‘The Equalizer 2’ With Denzel Washington

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Ashton Sanders Lands Lead Role In ‘The Equalizer 2’

After an incredible performance in the Oscar-winning best movie, Moonlight, Ashton Sanders is set to star in Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington.

Here’s the scoop via Deadline:

Washington’s Robert McCall will be a father figure to Sanders’ character in the sequel, which begins production next month in Boston and has a September 14, 2018, release date. No other plot details yet, but Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman also are back from the 2014 film, and Pedro Pascal is aboard as the baddie. Richard Wenk wrote the script, and Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black, Washington, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin and Tony Eldridge are producers.

It’s the second major pic for Sanders since Moonlight stormed to eight Oscar noms and three wins including the marquee Best Pic. He has wrapped starring in Captive State for Rupert Wyatt and Focus Features. That Amblin and Participant pic has an August 2018 release date.

Congrats to Ashton! The young man is outchea winning!

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