Five-time Black Reel Award winner Denzel Washington’s upcoming film takes him to some unfamiliar territory teaming with Mark Wahlberg in the action crime drama, 2 Guns.
Based on a graphic novel of the same name by Boom! Studios, the film tells the story of an elaborate scam has a DEA agent (Washington) and a Naval Intelligence Officer (Wahlberg) investigating one another in belief they are stealing money from the mob.
The film, originally a vehicle for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, was reconfigured for Washington and Walberg. We’ve seen Wahlberg in films like Pain & Gain tackle the buddy genre but for Washington he truly is going into uncharted territory. If the trailer is any indication, the acclaimed actor appears to be having a lot of fun chewing scenery in a concept that we’ve seen executed by many other actors who don’t have his award-winning pedigree.
In this film, Washington also reunites with Deja vu co-star Paula Patton. James Marsden, Bill Paxton,
Edward James Olmos and Fred Ward round out the talented cast.
2 Guns opens on August 2, 2013; check out the trailer, below: