Denzel Washington brings Hollywood to Haverhill

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Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini is delighted that actor Denzel Washington will be shooting a movie in the city. But his wife, Martha, is over the moon. The Oscar winner is coming to town this summer to film “The Equalizer” with Marton Csokas and Chloe Moretz. (It will be shooting for four weeks inside the empty building on Route 97 that formerly housed big-box retailer Lowe’s.) “This movie has already accomplished my wife’s greatest goal, which is to get me to watch more movies,” Fiorentini told us, laughing. “Martha said, ‘You want to be sure you really know who he is and have seen a couple of his movies.’” So to prepare for Washington’s arrival, the mayor just watched “The Great Debaters” and “Flight.”

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