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Denzel Washington Turned Down Small Role In 'Fast & Furious 7'

TP: During a longwinded, occasionally entertaining rant about how studios can't seem to formulate new intellectual properties, Deadline's Mike Fleming, Jr. let some biggish news slip: Denzel Washington, who can be seen in this weekend's oddly satisfying shoot 'em up "2 Guns," turned down a "small role" in the next 'Fast and Furious' movie (currently titled "Fast & Furious 7"), to be directed by James Wan ("The Conjuring," "Insidious: Chapter 2"). No details on who Denzel would have played or why he turned down the role, but Fleming is still hopeful that a major star can fill the void before Wan starts shooting. Considering Universal has already set a July 6th, 2014 date for "Fast & Furious 7," they'd better hurry up and find someone.

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RetrospectRealm1219d ago

Small role? No wonder he turned it down. Offer him a lead role to make the series EVEN MORE badass.

ironfist921218d ago

I hope they bring back Cole Hauser from 2Fast2Furious, to tie up the stories together nicely.