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The Hollywood Reporter tucked the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" news away in a story about how Csokas has been cast as the villain in the upcoming Denzel Washington-starring adaptation of "The Equalizer." Fans probably know Csokas best for playing the role of Celeborn in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, or for playing Borias in "Xena: Warrior Princess."
Csokas' "Amazing Spider-Man 2" role might not be disclosed, but Comic Book Movie notes that he is currently listed as Dr. Kafka on the film's IMDb page. It could be that the listing is just fan speculation, or it could be that Kafka, who is a woman in the Marvel comics, will now be a male character instead. In "Spider-Man" lore, Kafka is a doctor who works at Ravencroft, »
- Terri Schwartz
He is listed on IMDb in the role of Dr Kafka. In comics continuity, Dr Ashley Kafka is the female founder of the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane.
It is yet to be confirmed whether Csokas will appear in the gender-switched role.
Csokas portrayed the elven king Celeborn in Lord of the Rings. The New Zealand actor also featured in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will debut on May 2, 2014.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - All the pictures: »
In the upcoming Antoine Fuqua-directed big-screen adaptation of “The Equalizer”, Denzel Washington will play a former CIA killer who has retired to a life of loneliness, reading books, drinking in coffee shops, and working at the Home Depot. Then Russian pimps get under his skin and it’s asskicking time. Watch out, Russian pimps! New Zealand actor Marton Csokas (Celeborn from the “The Lord of the Rings” films) has now joined the cast of “The Equalizer” as the film’s villain, described as “a vicious fixer for the Russian” mob. Besides the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Csokas was also in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (though he’d probably love you to forget about this one), and will be playing Damian Lord in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (a potentially more memorable role — or at least, compared to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter »
As it finally crawls from development hell, the cinematic version of cult Edward Woodward show The Equalizer is marshalling its troops. Denzel Washington has long been attached to the lead, and he now has a nemesis, with Marton Csokas locked in to play the villain.The Equalizer will find Washington in a slightly different take on Robert McCall, the retired intelligence officer who decides to atone for his past sins by helping the hopeless.Working quietly at a Home Depot, McCall finds himself drawn into the life of a crusading vigilante when he helps out a young prostitute (Chloe Moretz). His actions draw the ire of the Russian mafia, and in particular a brutal fixer plated by Csokas.Antoine Fuqua is hoisting the megaphone for the movie, which is set to kick off shooting this summer in Boston.Csokas has been busy of late, playing Dr Kafka in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and, »
For Sony Pictures, the journey of bringing the 1980s television series The Equalizer to the big screen has been riddled with setbacks. After initially securing Denzel Washington in the lead role, the film flirted with various different filmmakers before Antoine Fuqua took up the directing mantle back in March. And now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Marton Csokas will play the film’s chief antagonist.
Orbiting around a former covert operations officer, The Equalizer charts the story of Robert McCall. A retiree seeking redemption for his past sins by helping people in need. Unfortunately, it’s this save-the-world attitude that irks the Russian mob after McCall offers help to a wayward prostitute – who will be played by Chloe Grace Moretz –, thereby kicking the plot into motion. While we don’t know the specifics of Csokas’ role, it would be safe to assume that the New Zealand actor will adopt a villainous Russian persona. »
- Michael Briers
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that New Zealand actor, Marton Csokas has joined the cast of Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But who will he play? IMDb currently has Mr. Csokas listed as Dr Kafka, a character from Marvel Comics that's the head of the Ravencroft Institute. However, in Marvel Comics lore, Dr. Kafka is a woman so it's possible that someone on IMDb (anyone can edit movie information) is merely guessing at his role. Dr Kafka Character Bio: Ravencroft Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane psychiatrist. She has been the Doctor to Carnage, Shriek, Carrion, Vermin, Chameleon, Massacre and Venom to name a few. With Kafka being such a minor character, I imaging most comic book fans will not feel one way or the other about a possible gender reversal. Comment below and share your thoughts about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. »
Csokas will play a vicious fixer for the Russians. Shooting is slated to begin this summer in Boston.
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- Garth Franklin
Hi guys! The Equalizer update time! Marton Csokas is famous for being a New Zealand film and television actor, but with a couple of major movies on the horizon he’s a hot commodity in Hollywood. Csokas is now nabbed the villain role in the Antoine Fuqua’s adaptation of 1980s The Equalizer with Denzel Washington set to star as Robert McCall, a former intelligence officer forced to spring back into action. The Sony drama also has Chloe Moretz in the cast as a young prostitute who the lead (Washington) must protect. Csokas will play a rogue CIA agent acting in concert with the Russian mob who »
- Nick Martin
We’ve known for quite some time now that Denzel Washington would lead the big-screen remake of cult 1980s series The Equalizer. A few months ago Antoine Fuqua was finally confirmed to reunite with his Training Day Oscar-winner and named the director after both Nicolas Winding Refn and Rupert Wyatt’s failed to agree terms in negotiations. Less than a week ago we learned Chloe Grace Moretz would portray the teen hooker needing the desperate help of Washington’s retired operative Robert McCall, previously played by the late, great Edward Woodward.
Well, we now know the sadistic villain of the piece will be a member of the Russian mafia, with New Zealander Marton Csokas taking on the role. The actor is best known for his roles in The Lord Of The Rings, The Bourne Supremacy and The Debt. He was most recently seen in the under-loved yet enjoyable Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter »
- Craig Hunter
1989 was the last time people got to watch The Equalizer on their TV screens, and while it.s taken a while for this film version to become a reality, Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are finally putting it together, and it has some potential to be an interesting flick. But Washington is usually only as powerful as his opposing force. That force has been met, and his name is Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The New Zealander has been in tons of popular films over the past decade or so, though he.s usually kept to more generic roles. He.s currently filming Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and has both Darren Aronofsky.s Noah and Robert Rodriguez.s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For coming to theaters before Spider-Man. You can catch him now »
With three major movies on the horizon, Marton Csokas is a hot commodity in Hollywood and now he's in negotiations to star opposite Denzel Washington in Antoine Fuqua's Sony drama "The Equalizer." Washington stars as black ops vigilante Robert McCall, the former intelligence officer played by Edward Woodward on the 1980s television series created by Michael Sloan. Csokas will play a rogue CIA agent who protects the Russian mob and winds up crossing paths with the vengeful protagonist. Chloe Moretz is nearing a deal for the female lead of a young prostitute who »
- Jeff Sneider
Check out today's casting news: Andy Garcia (The Untouchables) and Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street) have joined Luke Greenfield's action-comedy Let's Be Cops. Marton Csokas (The Bourne Supremacy) will star opposite Denzel Washington in Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer, also starring Chloe Grace Moretz. Jonny Weston (Chasing Mavericks) and Sofia Black-d'Elia (Skins) are in negotiations to join Michael Bay's found-footage film, Almanac. Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. First up from THR and The Wrap comes casting news for Let's Be Cops. Damon Wayans Jr and Jake Johnson, who both starred in the New Girl pilot, lead the comedy as "two friends who impersonate police officers using rented uniforms, giving their lives a boost and some fun. However, they run into trouble when they cross a dangerous Russian mobster." Garcia will play a veteran detective who lands the unenviable distinction of becoming boss of the two wannabes. »
- Dave Trumbore
Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall, a former intelligence officer who now lives a solitary existence while holding down a job at Home Depot. He is forced to spring back into action when an act of kindness towards a teenage prostitute (Chloe Moretz) lands him in hot water with the Russian mafia. Marton Csokas will play a deadly fixer for the Russian mob.
Antoine Fuqua is directing from a screenplay by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2), which is based on the CBS TV series The Equalizer starring Edward Woodward that ran from 1985 to 1989. Production is scheduled to begin this summer in Boston.
The last time I saw Marton Csokas was 2011s The Debt. The last thing you might have seen him in was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter unless you saw Pawn. The only beef I have with him is 2005s Aeon Flux. To be fair, that was a hell of a thing to adapt to the big screen and while the animated series is one of my favorites it just was not destined for life beyond MTV's Liquid Television. But my beef lies in the fact that he was in no way, shape or form Trevor Goodchild. If anything, he should »
- Niki Stephens
Marton Csokas will square off against Denzel Washington in The Equalizer, Sony's big-screen take on the 1980s TV show. Antoine Fuqua, who directed Washington's Oscar-winning performance in Training Day, is helming the project, which also has Chloe Moretz in the cast. Washington plays Robert McCall, a retired intelligence officer who helps the powerless. In the movie version, he is living a quiet life while working at a Home Depot, when one act of kindness toward a prostitute (Moretz) gets him embroiled with the Russian mob. Video: '2 Guns' Trailer: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg Rob Bank, Fight Bad Guys
- Borys Kit
The Hollywood Reporter says Marton Csokas has landed the role of the bad guy in the new The Equalizer film set to star Denzel Washington. Director Antoine Fuqua's reuniting with his Training Day star on the project based on the 1980s TV series and set up at Sony. Chloe Grace Moretz is also committed to The Equalizer which should start shooting in the next couple of months.
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Marton Csokas (upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ) will play the villain in Columbia Pictures' The Equalizer . He will be joining Denzel Washington and Chloë Grace Moretz in director Antoine Fuqua's big screen adaptation of the 1980s TV show. The original show was created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. It starred Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a private detective with a lot of contacts who is available for hire if you have a problem that you don't know how to solve. In the movie, McCall is living a quiet life while working at a Home Depot when one of his acts of kindness towards a prostitute (Moretz) gets him embroiled with the Russian mob. Csokas plays a vicious fixer for the Russia mob. The movie was written by Richard Wenk »
Suits Gears up Max Beesley for Recurring Role Hotel Babylon's Max Beesley has joined the upcoming third season of USA Network's Suits which starts on July 16th. Sources report that he'll play Stephen Huntley who is Edward Darby's (Conleth Hill) right-hand man and counterpart Gabriel Macht's character. He arrives in the New York office after the merger. Beesley co-stars in Pawn with Ray Liotta, Nikki Reed, Forest Whitaker, Marton Csokas, Sean Faris, Michael Chiklis and Jessica Szohr. The Anchor Bay release is opened in 1 theater on the 19th of April, and is now available on DVD. Beesley's very experienced in TV, with credits including Mad Dogs, The Reckoning, Survivors, London Ink »
When the robbery of a quaint diner goes sour, viewers are taken on an intense and twisty thrill ride in the indie Pawn, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD, which features an all-star cast including Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker, Michael Chiklis, Jessica Szohr, Stephen Lang, and Nikki Reed. At the heart of this story is Nick, portrayed convincingly by Sean Faris, a young man just released from prison, who is in the wrong place at the wrong time as the robbery unfolds. I recently had the chance to speak with this talented actor over the phone, to discuss his role in director David A. Armstrong's thriller. Here's what he had to say.
I'm a big Pawn Stars fan, and, for whatever reason, when I first heard of this project years ago, something involving a pawn shop popped into my head. Did you »
Pawn is an overplotted, low-expectations hostage drama that manages to work up a fair share of suspense despite some ridiculous plot holes. It opens with cop Forest Whitaker entering a diner just before midnight and quickly realizing all the employees and customers are on edge. Turns out he’s walked into the middle of a hostage situation. An armed robber named Derrick (Michael Chiklis) and his two accomplices are waiting until midnight when the time-locked safe can be opened. I won’t go into much more of the plot but I’ll say no one’s hands are clean and the story has enough double-crosses, ulterior motives, and conspiracies to make your head spin. The chief problem with The Pawn is its lack of originality; this is simply a story which is too familiar to be told in a straightforward manner…. and it’s not. Director David Armstrong and writer »
- Tom Stockman
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