Just a day after Barry Keoghan was said to be in talks to star in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel, iconic actor Denzel Washington has been revealed to be in negotiations to join the upcoming second movie.
The deadline reports that Washington, who worked with Scott in 2007 American Gangsteris in final negotiations to star alongside Paul Mescal in the Scott-directed follow-up to the original Academy Award-winning film, which is set to hit theaters on November 22, 2024.
Scott once again directed the sequel to Gladiator. This is the director’s next project after completion Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix (who also starred in the original Gladiator). While a sequel has been known for more than a decade, the current iteration began to become a reality in 2018 after Paramount came to help develop the project.
The script for the movie was written by David Scarpa. Production of Gladiator The sequel is Scott and Scott Free president Michael Pruss, along with Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher of Red Wagon Entertainment. Universal also has the right to partner on the project once it wraps as they co-produced the original with DreamWorks. Other crew returning from the original film are costume designer Janty Yates and production designer Arthur Max.