Denzel Washington Strikes a Balance in ‘The Equalizer’ Trailer
Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua are back in action with this first trailer from The Equalizer. In the film, based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, Washington’s Robert McCall comes out of retirement to save a young woman played by Chloe Grace Moretz from the Russian mobsters who control her life, but this one act of revenge puts him in the sites of the ultra-powerful Russian mob.
The Equalizer also stars Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman opens on Sept. 26.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by — he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.