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“The Magnificent Seven” has finally found their villain, and he will take the form of “Green Lantern” star Peter Sarsgaard. The actor is currently in the final stage of negotiations to play Bartholomew Bogue, head honcho of the travelling bandits.
This was accompanied by the sad news that Jason Momoa, who was previously reported to be in talks to join the movie, will no longer come aboard the production. No official statement was released, but Deadline reported that Momoa gave up the role because he allegedly “didn’t have enough to do and not much to say in the film”.
The site also stated that while Momoa may seem like a very quiet man as he does not have say much to say in his roles, citing “Game of Thrones” as an example, the actor “actually got a lot to say”. Momoa was previously rumoured to be playing one of the antagonists, but it is unsure if his character was meant to be Bogue or another unknown villain.
“The Magnificent Seven” is a remake of the 1960 classic western film of the same name. In the original movie, a group of 7 gunslingers are hired to protect a village from marauding bandits. The remake is expected to stay true to the first film, with the exception of the location that will take place in a mining town instead of a Mexican village.
The remake boasts an all-star cast, with big shots such as Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Wagner Moura, Matt Bomer, and Lee Byung Hun joining the production.
It is slated for release on 13th January 2017.