For a while now, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington have been attached to 2 Guns for Contraband director Baltasar Kormákur. Now they may have some company, as Variety reports that Billl Paxton is in talks for the film.
Based on the comics by Steven Grant, 2 Guns follows a DEA agent and a Naval Intelligence officer (Wahlberg and Washington) who unknowingly go undercover to investigate each other. The pair find themselves involved with a heist and are told they are stealing from the mob, but the truth is that they have actually stolen from the CIA. Paula Patton will play the project’s female lead. If Paxton signs on, he’ll play a “high ranking CIA operative,” who probably isn’t very happy about the actions of Wahlberg and Washington.
Paxton’s a bit of a late addition, as the movie started filming this week and hit cinemas next year.