How the West wasn't white: Building a diverse 'Magnificent 7'

September 22, 2016 6:39 PM

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When director Antoine Fuqua first began contemplating how to go about remaking the much-loved 1960 western “The Magnificent Seven,” one image quickly popped into his head.

“I said, ‘I’ve got to see Denzel Washington on a horse,’ ” Fuqua recalled on a recent morning by phone from Italy, where the film, which opens Friday, was screening at the Venice Film Festival. “I’ve always thought about what Denzel would be like as a cowboy. Very few people have that kind of presen...

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