Antoine Fuqua’s take on The Magnificent Seven roared into Toronto this evening for its world premiere, and we were on the carpet to talk with the director and his actors.

Appearing as your new Magnificent Seven are Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Martin Sensmeie. Peter Sarsgaard is also in the mix as Bartman the villain of the piece.

Our review of Fuqua’s film is here, Stefan Pape and Dave Sztypuljak were on the carpet, here’s how they got on this evening.


With the sleepy town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate towns people employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).

As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.