Denzel Washington in negotiations to co-star in “Gladiator 2” | celebrities | LIGHTS

According to an exclusive from Deadline, Washington he’s interested in bringing to life the character Scott wrote for him. The actor and director already worked together on the 2007 movie “American Gangster”.

The new tape Paramountwhose premiere is scheduled for November 22, 2024, has already added to its cast Barry Keoghan, recently nominated for an Oscar for his role in “The Banshees of Inisherin.”

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“Gladiator 2” will continue the story starring in 2001 by Russel Crowe, who gave life to Maximus, which was nominated for 12 Oscars and won 5 of these awards, including best film.

In this sequel, Paul Mescal He will play Lucius, a man who has a strong memory of the gladiator Maximus after he saved him and his mother from death.

The production companies in charge of the project are Scott Free, led by Ridley Scott and Michael Pruss, and Red Wagon Entertainment, led by Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick. The latter was also a producer of “Gladiator.”

In addition, the team will have cinematographer John Mathieson, production director Arthur Max, and costume designer Janty Yates, all of whom previously participated in “Gladiator.”

Scott is also working as a producer on the sequel to another of his most notable projects.

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This is the series “Blade Runner 2099” that gives continuity to the films inspired by the famous novel by the American writer Philip K. Dick “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, from 1968.

The last project in which Denzel Washington participated was “The Tragedy of Macbeth” in 2021, whose work earned him an Oscar nomination, and for this year he is expected to see him in the film “The Equalizer 3” by Antoine Fuqua.