Peter Sarsgaard to Play Lead Villain in 'Magnificent Seven' as Jason Momoa Exits

The 'Blue Jasmine' star is in negotiations to star in 'The Magnificent Seven' as a robber baron while the 'Game of Thrones' alum leaves the cast.

AceShowbiz - Peter Sarsgaard is in final negotiations to star in MGM/Sony's "The Magnificent Seven". According to Variety, he will join the all-star cast to play one of the villains in the movie.

Sarsgaard is set to play Bartholomew Bogue, a robber baron who leads his team to disrupt the town. Meanwhile, less than a month after it was reported that Jason Momoa was set to play one of the villains in the movie, the actor is now no longer attached to the project. Momoa left the cast reportedly because he just got a small role where he didn't have enough to do, and not much to say in the film.

"The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of Akira Kurosawa 1960s' classic, "The Seven Samurai". It centers on a woman (Haley Bennett) who hires a disparate group of gunslingers to protect her town from rampaging bandits.

Sarsgaard will join the cast which includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung Hun and Matthew Bomer. Written by "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto and "The Blind Side" scribe John Lee Hancock, the remake is slated to hit U.S. theaters on January 13, 2016.

Sarsgaard will next appear in the Johnny Depp-starring drama "Black Mass", and he recently appeared on NBC's TV series "The Slap".

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