Baltasar Kormakur is a director that recently showed off quite some range. In a single year he gave us what looked to be a low-rent January release with Contraband, one that turned out to be better than expected, along with an Oscar contending high seas adventure with The Deep. He’s now back in the Hollywood studio system for the summer actioner 2 Guns.
Reuniting with Mark Wahlberg, we’ve got the first trailer for the film today, which teams the Ted star with Denzel Washington. This one looks to have much more comedy than Kormakur’s last studio effort, with a familiar buddy-buddy formula and plenty of action. Check out the trailer and poster below for the film also starring Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos and James Marsden.
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in “2 Guns,” an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.
For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down.
When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.
2 Guns opens on August 2nd.
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