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Denzel Washington Talks 6th Movie w/ Tony Scott + He's Tired Of Playing Respectable Heroes

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 17, 2013 at 12:42PM

This is news to me, so I suspect it is as well to most of you... 
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"Flight"
Paramount "Flight"

This is news to me, so I suspect it is as well to most of you... 

Apparently, just before Tony Scott died last year, he and Denzel Washington were talking about working yet again, on another action movie. Denzel revealed this in an interview with the UK's Telegraph newspaper, ahead of the UK release on Flight on February 1. 

“I made five movies with him,” he sighs. “I talked to him about a week before he died about our sixth movie. He wanted to do a film where I played a submarine captain driving a submarine filled with narcotics. We were talking about it.”

Definitely sounds like a Tony Scott movie! And unfortunately, not one that we'll get to see - at least, not under Tony Scott's direction, who had a ton of projects on his "upcoming" slate before he passed away last summer. Looking over his IMDBPro page, I couldn't immediately determine if any of them is the above project Denzel mentions, since Mr Washington doesn't give a title, just a description.

So I can't say whether this is a project that's still alive. 

In the extended interview/profile, Washington also talks about putting on weight for Flight, and why he's tired of playing the "respectable hero." So the next time he's cast in a film playing a morally ambigious, or flat-out villain in a project, I don't want to hear anyone talk about why "Hollywood" keeps csting Denzel Washington in these "negative" roles. 

The man obviously wants those kinds of parts!

Read the full interview/profile HERE.

By the way, the other 5 Tony Scott films Denzel Washington starred in: Crimson TideMan On FireDeja VuThe Taking Of Pelham 123Unstoppable.

Scott's last 3 directed films starred Denzel Washington.

Up next for the actor, Denzel stars alongside Mark Wahlberg in a film adaptation of Steven Grant's graphic novel 2 Guns, which centers on a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who unwittingly investigate each other as each steals mob money, but eventually learn that they are actually both being set up by the mob to steal $50 million from the CIA.

Denzel plays the DEA agent.

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