We already learned that Antoine Fuqua replaced Nicolas Winding Refn and take over Columbia Pictures’ upcoming adaptation of The Equalizer with Denzel Washington set to star.
Now comes word that only sixteen years old, Chloe Moretz has been cast as the female lead for the big-screen adaptation of Michael Sloan‘s popular ’80s crime show.
Moretz will play the role of a Teri, a young prostitute, reminiscent of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver. The role was written for twenty-something actor, but a reading between Washington and the Kick-Ass star has yielded some very impressive results.
Since the actress has tweeted that she ‘cannot wait to start,’ this looks like it’s happening.
Sony has set The Equalizer for an April 11th, 2014 release.
Moretz has been attached to a million other projects, including Laggies, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Dark Places and Dance of the Mirlitons.
Meanwhile, the creator of the original show has made a deal to write an original novel for Thomas Dunne Books that will continue the adventures of Robert McCall (played by Washington) to be published sometime in early 2014.
More news on the film as it develops.