US actors Ethan Hawke (L) and Denzel Washington po
The "Training Day" team is getting back together.

Variety reports that recent Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke is close to signing a deal to join former co-star Denzel Washington in a remake of the "Magnificent Seven" from their "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua.

The 1960 classic was an Old West version of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai," and starred Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner as two of the seven gunfighters hired to protect a Mexican village from bandits.

Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett are also on board for the remake, which would seek to capture the same critical and commercial magic that Hawke, Washington, and Fuqua created in 2001's "Training Day." The two actors also received Oscar nominations for that movie, with Washington winning the Best Actor statue.

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