Variety is reporting that Denzel Washington may be in talks to join the Universal Pictures thriller Safe House.
The screenwriter David Guggenheim has been brought in for a rewrite before production. The film tells the story of a person assigned to protect a CIA-run safe house. After a break-in by villains, this main character must then help a criminal who is being hidden in the safe facility as they flee to another secure house.
Denzel Washington recently returned to Broadway for Fences. This was the first time since starring in Julius Caesar in 2005. He made his Broadway debut in Checkmates (1988). Other theatre credits include Richard III, The Mighty Gents, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, When the Chickens Come Home to Roost and A Soldier's Play, for which he won an Obie. He is a two-time Academy AwardTM winner for his performances in Training Day and Glory, and received Oscar nominations for his performances in The Hurricane, Malcolm X and Cry Freedom. His other films include The Book of Eli, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Great Debaters (directed), Inside Man, Déjà Vu, American Gangster, The Manchurian Candidate, Out of Time, Man on Fire, Antwone Fisher (directed), John Q, Remember the Titans, The Bone Collector, Fallen, He Got Game, The Siege, Courage Under Fire, Crimson Tide, Devil in a Blue Dress, Much Ado About Nothing, Philadelphia, The Pelican Brief and A Soldier's Story. He produced the Emmy-nominated documentary "Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of GorDon Parks" for HBO and was executive producer for the Emmy-nominated "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream" for TBS.
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