The Goodnight Robicheaux depicter says that the Antoine Fuqua-directed flick is actually about 'people gathering together to defeat' the U.S. Republican presidential candidate.
"The Magnificent Seven" is a movie about fighting against Donald Trump, according to Ethan Hawke. While accepting his Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain on Saturday, September 17, the Goodnight Robicheaux depicter said that the titular characters in his latest film would apparently join forces to defeat Trump.
"I bet Donald Trump would like the film. But he doesn't know that what the film is actually about is people gathering together to defeat him," he responded when asked about the message of Antoine Fuqua's western classic remake and if he thought the U.S. Republican presidential candidate would like it. "I like to say that Peter Sarsgaard plays Donald Trump in this film," the 45-year-old actor noted.
Sarsgaard portrays a corrupt industrialist named Bartholomew Bogue in the remake of 1960's western movie which starred Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner. Meanwhile, Trump, who will take on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November's U.S. presidential election, is known for his controversial comments, especially those aimed at Mexicans and Muslims.
"The Magnificent Seven" is set in the town of Rose Creek which is under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue. The desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns, as they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming.
Scheduled to make its way out in U.S. theaters on January 13, 2017, the action flick also stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung Hun, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfi and Haley Bennett.