Damon, Costner & Freeman To Join THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Remake? - Movies In Focus
Last month I brought you news that Tom Cruise was attached to star in a MGM’s remake of the classic western The Magnificent Seven. Now there appears to be evidence that the Mission: Impossible star will be joined by Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman and western aficionado Kevin Costner – news (which if true) is sure to get film fans talking. The Sun, one of Britain’s biggest selling (and notoriously unreliable) newspapers is reporting that “MGM are throwing big money at the film and wanted some top names to fill the main parts.” The tabloid states that Cruise will be replacing Yul Brynner as Chris Larabee Adams in the remake, while Matt Damon will be taking on the role of Vin Tanner, the character originally played by Steve McQueen. Apparently Kevin Costner will be slipping into James Coburn’s duds for the role of Britt, while Morgan Freeman will take over Eli Wallach’s part of Calvera. It’s exciting news, but is it true? Well, like I said above, The Sun is notorious for printing inaccurate (read: made-up) entertainment stories, and the basis for this one is an unnamed “source.” So, on the surface it would appear that this is another piece of [...]