Denzel Washington to Join Mark Wahlberg in 2 Guns Adaptation
02.08.12 by Ryan
Like the title suggests, there needs to be two guns for Universal's comic book adaptation of 2 Guns, and it looks like the studio has picked Denzel Washington to join Mark Wahlberg as the second shootist.
Deadline reports that Washington is in discussions to join the movie, which follows a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer who are unwittingly investigating each other while both are trying to steal mob money. And neither of them know that they are both being set up to steal money from the CIA, and not the mob. It's unknown which of the two roles the actors will play.
2 Guns is based on the Boom! Studios graphic novel by writer Steven Grant and artist Mat Santolouco and was adapted by TV writer Blake Masters. Wahlberg will reunite with his Contraband director Baltasar Kormákur for 2 Guns. Kormákur replaced director David O. Russell (The Fighter) last October, months before Contraband opened at the top spot at the box office. Russell also worked on the script, but it isn't clear if the studio plans to use any of his work or if they will strictly use Masters' script instead.
No production start has been announced for 2 Guns as financing is still being settled. It will be the first pairing of Wahlberg and Washington in a movie.