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Nicolas Winding Refn is in early talks to helm Sony's big-screen remake of 1980s TV series The Equalizer. The project, scheduled to go into production in late spring, will star Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, a veteran covert operative who, seeking redemption for his dark deeds, quits a CIA-like agency and puts a classified advertisement in the paper that reads simply: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer." Photos: Denzel Washington: His Life and Career in Pictures Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2) penned the screenplay. Refn became a hot commodity following his breakout Drive, for which

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