Five clips and some new images from Mark Wahlberg’s actioner “Contraband”, which looks like it has the makings of a gritty, “down low” action movie. I guess we should take the studio’s less-than-stellar promotion of the film to mean they don’t have very high hopes for it. These clips, though, look pretty good. Wahlberg is Wahlberg, but Giovanni Ribisi looks like he’s turned in a pretty darn tasty villain. Judge for yourself.
Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs, Chris is forced back into doing what he does best — running contraband — to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian, to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate, and sons become their target.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, J.K. Simmons, Lukas Haas, Caleb Landry Jones, Diego Luna and directed by Baltasar Kormákur.
Dumping into theaters January 13, 2012.
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