First Look at Denzel Washington as ‘The Equalizer’ (Photos)

Chloe Grace Moretz co-stars in director Antoine Fuqua’s adaptation of the ’80s TV show

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

Denzel Washington is returning to hero mode this fall in “The Equalizer,” and Sony has released the first look at the 59-year-old actor playing the part.

The photo (above) shows Washington as Robert McCall — a former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston — walking beside co-star Chloe  Grace Moretz, who plays a young girl he agrees to come out of retirement for and protect from Russian gangsters.

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“The Equalizer” reteams Washington with his “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua for the big-screen adaptation of a TV series of the same name that ran for four seasons between 1985 and 1989.

“It’s a classic story, the innocent girl and the guy coming in to save the day and kick some butt,” Washington told USA Today. “You’ll get some popcorn and escape for a couple of hours.”

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Take a look at two more stills from the Sept. 26 release, below:

Denzel Washington - The Equalizer

Denzel Washington - The Equalizer Inside