Newswire: Elysium’s Wagner Moura will be one of The Magnificent Seven

Elysium‘s Wagner Moura has joined the cast of Sony’s The Magnificent Seven remake. Over the past few months, the production has collected an impressive ensemble of actors—including Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Luke Grimes, and Vincent D’Onofrio—and Moura’s casting brings the project one step closer to the magic number. This is important, not only because the title demands seven protagonists, but also because if you have eight leads you’re in direct competition with Quentin Tarantino’s much-anticipated The Hateful Eight and if you have six leads you risk comparison with The Ridiculous 6, the Adam Sandler movie that likely will offend not only Native Americans, but anyone with good taste.

The Magnificent Seven follows the exploits of a disparate band of gunslingers hired by a woman (The Equalizer‘s Haley Bennett) to protect her town from bandits. The script was written by …

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