“White Collar” actor Matt Bomer is the latest to join the cast of the “Magnificent Seven” remake. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Bomer will play the onscreen husband of Haley Bennett. Matt is known for playing a con artist in “White Collar.” He has played the lead in the American series from 2009 to 2014.
The actor also received accolades for playing the role of Felix Turner in HBO’s television film, “The Normal Heart.” He is a Golden Globe and Prime-time Emmy winner. It is expected that Bomer’s acting talent and popularity will be an added advantage to “Magnificent Seven.”
The film will revolve around seven gunslingers who will try to save the people of a Mexican village who have been living under oppression. The film will be set after the Civil War. Jason Momoa -- who will be seen playing Aquaman in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” -- has been also cast in the film. Other cast members include Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wagner Moura and Bennett. Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black with Walter Mirisch are producing the film and Antoine Fuqua will direct it. Nic Pizzolatto of “True Detective” fame has written the script.
The original “Magnificent Seven” (1960) is considered a culturally important film and has grown in popularity since its release. There are huge expectations for the new “Magnificent Seven”: It is expected to become a success like the original. Shooting is scheduled to start this month, with release set for January 2017, Slash Film reported.
Meanwhile, Bomer will playing opposite Lady Gaga in “American Horror Story: Hotel.” He will play Terry Castro in the series. He is also set to appear in “Magic Mike XXL” and “The Nice Guys.” Bomer also will be seen in HBO’s biopic “Monty,” about Hollywood icon Montgomery Clift.
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