Despite just agreeing to one movie and another film on the way, Denzel Washington is not letting any grass grow beneath his feet. The five-time Black Reel Award and two-time Academy Award winning actor is in talks to star in the adaptation of sci-fi novel, Shovel Ready.
From the debut sci-fi novel by Adam Sternbergh, Shovel Ready is set in a dystopian future and centers on a garbageman-turned-hitman who opts to instead protect a young girl he’s been asked to kill – the daughter of a powerful maniacal evangelist.
Currently the culture editor of the New York Times magazine, Sternbergh’s novel won’t actually be available for sale until early 2014.
In this film, once again, Washington will come to the aid of a young girl whom he has been hired to protect much like his turns in both Man On Fire and the upcoming film, The Equalizer.