Jason Momoa and Byung-hun Lee Join THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Remake

Jason Momoa will always be known for his work on Game of Thrones as the awesome warrior Khal Drogo, and soon he'll be known as the guy who tried to turn Aquaman into a cinematic badass. (It remains to be seen if that's possible.) Byung-hun Lee will likely be remembered for his work as Storm Shadow in the G.I. Joe films, and maybe as a T-1000 in Terminator Genisys. Now the two are joining the cast of a big western remake with a terrific ensemble, so here's a chance to work on another memorable project with an excellent cast.

THR says Momoa is in talks to play a villain in The Magnificent Seven, Antoine Fuqua's take on the story of a band of gunfighters hired to protect a small village from bandits. The main villain has reportedly not been cast yet, so Momoa will likely be some sort of henchman character. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Lee has been cast in the role of Billy Rocks, although they fail to give any sort of description as to who that character is and whether he's on the right or wrong side of the law.

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Wagner Moura (Elite Squad), and Haley Bennett are already on board, and production is slated to begin later this month for a January 2017 release.

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