Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington are bad-asses — and they’re about to be bad-asses together, whether they like it or not.
The award-winning actors are in the lead roles of “2 Guns,” the upcoming adaptation of the Boom Studios comic book about an undercover DEA agent and a Navy intelligence officer forced to work together towards a common goal. The first official photo from the film has been released, and you can see it in full below.
The “2 Guns” synopsis, courtesy of Superhero Hype, reads:
For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down.
When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.
Wahlberg and Washington are joined by Edward James Olmos, James Marsden, Paula Patton, Fred Ward, and Bill Paxton. The original BOOM! Studios comic book was written by Steven Grant and illustrated by Mat Santolouco. The August 16, 2013 release features a script by Blake Masters and is directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband).
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