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Denzel Washington Wanted For Adaptation Of Dystopian Thriller 'Shovel Ready'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
June 6, 2013 3:46 PM
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Denzel Washington is in talks to star in Warner Bros' adaptation of the debut sci-fi novel by Adam Sternbergh, titled Shovel Ready


The story is set in a dystopian future and centers on a garbageman-turned-hitman who opts to instead protect a young girl he's been asked to kill - the daughter of a powerful maniacal evangelist. 

Sternbergh is also the culture editor of the New York Times magazine. The novel won't actually be available for sale until early 2014.

Given the above description, comparisons to past Denzel Washington films like Man On Fire, as well as future Denzel Washington films like The Equalizer, abound. In both, like Shovel Ready, Denzel is paired up with a young girl whom he has to protect.


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3 Comments

  • ALM | June 8, 2013 11:01 PMReply

    Maybe they will cast Miss Wallis as the young girl? I haven't read the novel, but for anyone who has read the novel, would that be a good role for her?

  • PhredG | June 6, 2013 6:17 PMReply

    Plot sounds like THE PACKAGE kindasorta.

  • Miles Ellison | June 9, 2013 3:30 PM

    Or The Professional.

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