After ending his long run on HBO’s Big Love, Bill Paxton is re-embarking on a feature film career. The Frailty and Titanic actor was last seen on the big screen in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire – his first feature role in five years – and is currently finding success on the TV series Hatfield & McCoys. He’s now set to re-load his ammunition, but this time for something in the modern era.
Variety reports that the actor is set to join a new action film with Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, which is set to be directed by the former’s Contraband helmer Baltasar Kormakur. Titled 2 Guns, the actioner also stars Ghotocol‘s Paula Patton, but no word yet on exactly how Paxton fits in. Regardless, it’s nice to see the man return to the big screen despite the extent of his role. Check out a synopsis below for the film, as we await more details.
A pulp story about cops and thieves and the men that are something in between. Trench has targeted a local bank to rob, and asked Steadman in on the job. Trench figures it’s a great way to score — considering it’s a cover for mob money. They’ll be thieves ripping off thieves. But what Steadman doesn’t know is that Trench is a DEA agent. And what Trench doesn’t know is that Steadman’s a Naval Intelligence officer. They’re both cops! And neither one knows that they’re not robbing the mob, they’ve been set up to steal $50 million from the CIA!
Production kicks off this summer for a likely 2013 release.
Are you excited to see Paxton take part in another action film?
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