Deadline is reporting that Denzel Washington is nearing a deal to join Mark Wahlberg in 2 Guns, with Contraband director Baltasar Kormakur attached to direct.
Here’s the official synopsis of the graphic novel it’s based off:
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! A light-hearted crime romp in the vein of Ocean’s Thirteen and The Italian Job from comics legend, Steven Grant!
Deadline is reporting that the film has yet to secure financing, although it is a hot commodity at this week’s Berlin Film Fest.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on 2 Guns as it moves forward. Are you excited to see Washington and Wahlberg onscreen together?