Denzel Washington eyes Dan Gilroy thriller Inner City

Denzel Washington

by James White |
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Writer Dan Gilroy certainly made a splash with his first directorial effort, 2014's dark, dramatic thriller Nightcrawler. So it make sense that big names would be attracted to whatever he does next, and indeed he has Denzel Washington considering starring in Inner City.

Gilroy's script is being kept largely quiet to help generate interest and because he's still at work on it, and not planning to offer it to distributors until he's ready. But the likes of Washington have already shown interest in what is being described as a character study with echoes of 1982's The Verdict, and will be a legal thriller set in Los Angeles.

Though while the man who won praise for playing a lawyer in Philadelphia is Gilroy's top choice for the lead in the new movie, Denzel himself has yet to formally commit. Partly that's because he's been busy himself, producing, directing and starring in film the adaptation of August Wilson's acclaimed play Fences and has several other potential jobs floating around. If he does sign on for Gilroy's movie, this could be a great combination of filmmaker and star.

Washington will be back on our screens in The Magnificent Seven, which arrives here on the 23rd of next month. Fences, meanwhile, has a December release set for the US, but no UK date as yet.

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