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Denzel Washington to Star in ‘Gladiator 2’

Ridley Scott’s long-awaited Gladiator sequel has gotten a big boost of star power with the news that Denzel Washington is in talks to co-star in the film. Washington was not a part of the original Gladiator, the 2000 historical epic that became the Academy Award winner for Best Picture that year. He has worked with Scott before; he starred in his 2007 film, American Gangster (which co-starred original Gladiator actor Russell Crowe). And Washington had an even longer relationship with Ridley Scott’s brother, the late Tony Scott, with whom he made numerous thrillers, including Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. According to Deadline, Washington is in “final negotiations” for a starring role in the f...