Chloe Moretz (Kick Ass) has been offered the chance to star in The Equalizer opposite Denzel Washington, according to Deadline. She is in line to play a young prostitute named Teri in the big-budget adaptation of the 1980s TV series of the same name.
Here’s the scoop:
After a strong reading with Denzel Washington, Chloe Moretz is getting the offer from Sony Pictures to play the female lead in the drama that will re-team Training Day tandem Washington and Antoine Fuqua.
Moretz is a surprise choice to play the role of Teri, in that the role was originally drawn for a twentysomething. After Moretz did a chemistry reading with Washington, he was very impressed as was everybody else, and the role will be redrawn for Moretz to play a young prostitute, reminiscent of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver. Deal has to be made, but between this and the upcoming Kimberly Peirce-directed Carrie, that little girl from Kick-Ass is turning into a young woman who’s taking on some of the edgiest roles in town.
The Equalizer was an American television series, starring Edward Woodward, which ran for four seasons between 1985 and 1989. Woodward played a middle-aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble.
Chloe Moretz will be seen later this year in Kick Ass 2, which is due for release in the UK on 19th July and in the US on 16th August 2013. She will then star in the horror reboot Carrie, which will arrive in the US on 18th October and in the UK on 29th November 2013.