The MGM/Sony remake of the 1960 film The Magnificent Seven has found its bad guy. Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to play Bartholomew Bogue, a robber baron whose hired thugs kill the husband of a woman who hires a group of mercenaries to take back the small town that has become Bogue’s stomping grounds.

At the same time, the Antoine Fuqua-directed movie is shy one gunman as Jason Momoa has dropped out of the film that stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Haley Bennett, Byung-Hun Lee and Matt Bomer. Studio denies this but I’d heard Momoa just didn’t have enough to do, and not much to say in the film. He’s been a man of few words in jobs like Game Of Thrones, and he’s actually got a lot to say. He’s booked to play Aquaman, and I think that superhero talks to the fish.

Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black produce and Walter Mirisch and Fuqua are exec producers. Sarsgaard is repped by WME, Authentic and Peikoff Mahan.

Jack
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Obviously scheduling conflicts were the reason. Nobody would turn down that movie. I mean the guy has...