Costner, Damon and Freeman to join The Magnificent Seven

News Glen Chapman 11 Jun 2012 - 06:50

MGM’s remake of The Magnificent Seven already has Tom Cruise attached. And now it appears some more top quality names have been added.

Usually we’re wary of bringing you film news where the source doesn’t specialise in cinematic endeavours, but given the film in question we think this one is worth passing on, on the off chance that it turns out to be true.

The Sun is reporting that three actors have been cast in the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven, and those actors are Matt Damon, Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman. Which, if this is true, is quite a starting point for the ensemble cast which of course already includes Tom Cruise, who will be playing the role of Chris (originally made famous by Yul Brynner).

Matt Damon is reported to play the role of Vin, so will be filling Steve McQueen’s shoes, and Kevin Costner will be playing Britt who was originally played by James Coburn. Morgan Freeman, however, won’t be playing one of the seven according to this rumour. He's up for villain duties.

All of course have performed magnificently in westerns previously, so this would represent some damn fine pieces of casting for the film and would certainly point to the fact that MGM intends for this to be a high quality production.

The Sun.

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