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Rodriguez joins 'Pelham' remake

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Rodriguez joins 'Pelham' remake

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Ramon Rodriguez has joined the cast of the upcoming remake of Taking Of Pelham 123.

The Columbia Pictures thriller stars Denzel Washington as a security chief who attempts to stop a criminal mastermind (John Travolta) hijacking a New York subway train.

Rodriguez will take the role of a friend of Washington who finds himself caught up in the hijacking.

The actor is also attached to play Shia LaBeouf’s college roommate in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen after Jonah Hill reportedly rejected the role.

Taking Of Pelham 123, directed by Tony Scott, is scheduled for release in July 2009.

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