Denzel Washington has proven that you’re never too old to lead your own action franchise, as he’s been busy preparing for the third entry of The Equalizer series. Now, he has added an old co-star, as Dakota Fanning has joined the production according to a new report by Deadline. She’s joining a franchise where both previous entries managed to pull in over $190M at the worldwide box office.
Richard Wenk wrote the script for the third entry which Antoine Fuqua will direct. It’ll be the first time that Washington gets a chance to work with Fanning again since Man On Fire almost 20 ago. The third entry is eyeing a release on September 1st, 2023, and will likely start production soon.
Fanning has been busy on The First Lady, a Showtime series, starring alongside Michelle Pfeiffer. There’s also the adaptation of Ripley where she worked alongside Andrew Scott and even returned to the second season of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness as Sarah Howard. She’s been quite busy with film and TV projects alike, and it seems she’s looking to add a fun action film to the mix.