By: James Silverwolfe
SHOVEL READY has no mention of a screenwriter, the book hasn’t even come out yet, but none of that matters because Denzel Washington is interested. And now I am too, because this book/movie/idea sounds tonally weird and I’m all about feeling weird.
The story is set in a dystopian future where a garbage man (Washington, presumably) has decided to walk the path of a hit man but decides to protect an innocent girl instead of killing her. That sounds like something with potential. Whether it’ll be good or not is still in the cards but at least it’s not part of that supernatural-kids-in-love-and-in-peril trend.
Producing will be Erwin Stoff. The interest of an actor usually suggests a writer but doesn’t appear to be the case.
Washington in a lot of ways is in the same groove that Bruce Willis finds himself in. Meaning that it’s hard to tell if he’s even trying or not. The upcoming action comedy “2 Guns” seems to be a return of fun Denzel, lets hope this movie keeps the ball rolling.
He is repped by WME.