The Toronto International Film Festival today early morning announced that Antoine Fuqua’s highly anticipated The Magnificent Seven will open the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard,
The Magnificent Seven will have its World Premiere on September 8 at Roy Thomson Hall. “We are pleased to welcome acclaimed filmmaker Antoine Fuqua back to the Festival, and have been proud to present audiences with his feature films including Training Day and The Equalizer,” proudly said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. He also added that, “Fuqua has delivered an exciting character-driven film on a grand scale, while putting his own unique spin on the genre making for a thrilling opening night.” “Fuqua’s ability to effortlessly blend visceral action and the emotion of drama is what makes him such a compelling storyteller, and this film is no exception,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival.
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers, and hired guns — Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Faraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8 to 18, 2016.
See below the Trailer for THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. Courtesy of TIFF