One week after the exciting reunion of Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning almost two decades after Man on Fire (2004), the actors were left in the middle of a scandal.
In the midst of filming The Equalizer 3 on the Amalfi Coast, Italy, a major police operation was unleashed at the hotel where they were staying due to problems with team members.
According to the Italian newspaper Il Giornale, on Monday, October 31, the head of the catering service for the film directed by Antoine Fuqua died suddenly. The man had several small packages of cocaine with him, something that alerted the authorities of the possibility that there was more drug in the place.
This is how an operation was unleashed in which two catering employees were arrested for drug trafficking, after 120 grams of cocaine were confiscated, while a third person, who has a minimal amount of the substance, had his license removed. drive as a penalty. Despite the bad timing, filming is expected to continue as planned.
The Equalizer 3 is part of the saga known in Latin America as The Justice, in which Washington plays Robert McCall, a retired marine police agent who faked his death to start a new life, but ends up using his skills and knowledge to defend to people in vulnerable situations.
This third installment, the production was installed in Italy as a result of the tax incentives that the government of the Mediterranean country offers for foreign productions and is expected to hit theaters around the world in September 2023. And beyond that the franchise has been reaping its success for years, the idea of seeing Washington and Fanning together again on screen excites many. Of course, it is not yet known what role Dakota will have in the story, but given the concerns of Denzel’s character, there are those who fantasize that the actor will once again be her custodian, as he was in Man on Fire.