Movie News: Denzel Washington Is 'The Equalizer' (Pic); 'Indiana Jones 5' Update; 'Anchorman 2' Cast Sings on 'SNL'

Movie News: Denzel Washington Is 'The Equalizer' (Pic); 'Indiana Jones 5' Update; 'Anchorman 2' Cast Sings on 'SNL'

Dec 09, 2013

The Equalizer

The Equalizer: Denzel Washington headlines the big-screen adaptation of The Equalizer, based on the 1980s TV series in which a retired intelligence officer helps those are being victimized. In the first official image, Washington looks suitably mysterious. Antoine Fuqua is directing; the last time he worked with Washington, the actor won an Academy Award (Training Day). This movie is due out on September 26, 2014. [Shadow and Act]

Indiana Jones 5: Disney will distribute any future installments of the Indiana Jones franchise. The company has worked out a new deal with Paramount, which distributed the first four films, so the way has now been cleared for more films featuring the fedora-wearing, bullwhip-cracking archeologist. But Disney has not yet signaled what it might do with the character -- even though Harrison Ford says he'd like to reprise the role -- or who might be involved on the creative side. [The Hollywood Reporter]

20 Feet from Stardom: We're not sure how much football viewership crosses over with membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but, nonetheless, the stars of indie documentary 20 Feet from Stardom will be singing the natonal anthem at college football's Rose Bowl game in January. The film explores the wonderful world of highly talented yet anonymous background singers; it's among 15 titles on the short list for Academy Award consideration. [The Wrap]

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Paul Rudd hosted this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, and in case you missed it, his opening monologue gave him the opportunity to join with Will Ferrell, David Koechner and Steve Carell, who all star together in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, to sing a very special version of "Afternoon Delight" with musical guest One Direction. The movie opens on December 18. [NBC]

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