I was hoping he was the chef.
I've got nothing bad to say about the remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, itself a reimagining of THE SEVEN SAMURAI, itself a rethinking of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES, I think. The cast with Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Peter Sarsgaard, Byung-Hun Lee, and Vincent D'Onofrio is amazing; it's directed by Antoine Fuqua who can shoot the shit out of a film.
It'll be tough to top the powers of D'Onofrio, but if anyone can do it it's Hawke, who plays the sharpshooter named (are you ready for this?) Goodnight Robicheaux! It just does not get any better than that. Hawke has certainly done enough to solidify his place in the pantheon of cinema. With that fame comes instant recognition, and gifts, and probably free upgrades on flights and hotels, but I bet the best part about being an established actor is the ability to choose your roles instead of auditioning. And I don't think it's a stretch to think that Hawke sat down with the script, read his character's name, and immediately signed on the dotted line.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN arrives September 23, 2016.