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Denzel Washington may be bringing his brand of man on fire mayhem to Universal’s oft-talked about, but never solidly happening “2 Guns”, a buddy action movie based on the comic book by Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco. Washington is said to be in “early talks” to join the film.
“2 Guns” has Mark Wahlberg attached as one of the two male leads, and Baltasar Kormakur, who recently directed Wahlberg in “Contraband”, helming the film. Kormakur is taking over for David O. Russell, who was attached to direct during the film’s early phase with Vince Vaughn in one of the leads.
Here’s what all the hubbub is about:
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!
With Wahlberg onboard and Washington in talks, “2 Guns” will be selling over at the Berlin film festival to foreign types. Washington is coming off the Universal action film “Safe House” with Ryan Reynolds.