Denzel Washington back in movie filming in Pittsburgh

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"Unstoppable" is back on track, literally, with Denzel Washington and bound for Pittsburgh.

A source at 20th Century Fox has confirmed to the Post-Gazette the studio is moving ahead with the project with the two-time Oscar winner on board. With "Warrior" pulling up stakes this week, the arrival of "Unstoppable" will make for almost non-stop work for the city's film crews.

The trade publication Variety first reported on its Web site that nearly two weeks after Washington formally withdrew from the Tony Scott picture, the actor and studio had come to terms and pre-production resumed in Pittsburgh.

The budget, which Fox reportedly wanted to hold to $90 million, and salaries for A-list director Mr. Scott and Mr. Washington, were sticking points, but the issues were resolved, paving the way for the actor and director to reunite for a fifth time.

Mr. Washington will appear alongside "Star Trek" breakout star Chris Pine in the story of an unmanned runaway train loaded with toxic cargo.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Post-Gazette movie editor Barbara Vancheri can be reached at bvancheri@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1632.


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