Jason Momoa and Lee Byung Hun to Star in 'The Magnificent Seven'

The 'Game of Thrones' alum and the 'G.I. Joe' star are added to the cast for the remake of the classic 1960 western film.

AceShowbiz - Former "Game of Thrones" actor Jason Momoa and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" star Lee Byung Hun have signed up to star in "The Magnificent Seven" remake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Momoa will play one of the villains, while Lee will star in the action film as a character named Billy Rocks.

Momoa and Lee will join the cast which includes Denzel Washington who plays a bounty hunter, Chris Pratt who portrays a magician turned gambler, Vincent D'Onofrio who stars as a mountain man who used to be a killer, Wagner Moura as a caballero and Ethan Hawke as a sharpshooting war deserter.

Antoine Fuqua directs the movie which begins with a woman hiring a disparate group of gunslingers to protect her town from rampaging bandits. "The Blind Side" writer John Lee Hancock rewrites the script which was originally written by "True Detective" writer Nic Pizzolatto.

Set to hit U.S. theaters on January 13, 2017, "The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of the classic 1960 western film directed by John Sturges, which was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film, "Seven Samurai". The 1960 pic starred Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Robert Vaughn as a group of disparate gunmen who come together to protect a Mexican village from bandits led by Eli Wallach's character.

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