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Denzel Washington will join Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator 2’

Denzel Washington will join Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator 2’

Hollywood big gun Denzel Washington is set to join the highly anticipated Gladiator following. The film will reunite Washington with director Ridley Scott. The 68-year-old also starred in Scott’s drug cartel film american mobster.

The actor is finalizing negotiations to join the sequel to the Oscar-winning 2000 film, in a role Scott wrote specifically for Denzel Washington.

He wasn’t sure that The Manchu Candidate star would take the job, given his preference for choice roles. However, the actor reportedly enjoyed the script and his “bad-ass” persona. Meeting the director then sealed the deal for the A-lister who was “all on board.”

Details of Washington’s character have yet to be revealed. normal people Star Paul Mescal is also part of the project as Lucius, the son of Connie Nielsen’s Lucilla.

Washington has received numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two Silver Bears. In 2020 The New York Times named him the greatest actor of the 21st century and in 2022 Washington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed on him by President Joe Biden.

Ridley Scott will produce Gladiator 2 with Scott Free President Michael Pruss alongside Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher through Red Wagon Entertainment.

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