MGM's 'Magnificant Seven' Remake Has a Writer

Posted 9:53 PM August 9th, 2012 by Binh Ngo
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According to Variety, MGM has chosen Nic Pizzolatto to write the screenplay for The Magnificent Seven remake that Tom Cruise is attached to star.

It doesn't sound like Pizzolatto will work on the movie right away though since he's writing and producing True Detectives over at HBO. The series is directed by Cary Fukunaga and stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as detectives who are hunting a serial killer in the South.

Before his big break with True Detectives, Pizzolatto wrote two episodes of The Killing and as well as the screenplay for Snakehead, a movie that Stephen Gaghan is attached to direct.

It was reported back in May that MGM is moving forward with a remake of John Sturges' 1960 The Magnificent Seven, which itself is an English-language remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 movie Seven Samurai.

While Tom Cruise is headlining, there is a report by The Sun that says Matt Damon, Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman are in the mix to play various roles in the movie. Of course, since this bit of news is from a source not known for its accuracy or integrity, it's better to treat it as a rumor for now.

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