Lethal Weapon. End of Watch. Se7en. Hot Fuzz. These buddy cop movies and many more live and die on the chemistry between the two lead actors. With 2 Guns, the team of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg can be added to the list of great duos, even if the film itself doesn’t do enough to be elevated into the genre’s distinguished pantheon.
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Academy Award® winner DENZEL WASHINGTON (Safe House, Flight) and MARK WAHLBERG (Contraband, Ted) lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unexpected partnership: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent.
For 12 months, DEA agent Robert “Bobby” Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Michael “Stig” Stigman (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, Bobby and Stig are suddenly disavowed by their respective 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.
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Mark Wahlberg is a busy guy. He’s currently shooting Transformers 4 but flew in from Detroit to promote his latest film, the action-comedy 2 Guns, in UK cinemas on 16 August. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who also directed the actor in last year’s Contraband, the movie stars Wahlberg and Denzel Washington as two undercover cops from competing bureaus who are forced to go on the run together. Despite being jet-lagged, Wahlberg was in good spirits throughout the press conference. Here he chats about working with Washington, how much stunt work he does himself and reuniting with his Contraband director, Kormákur.
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It’s 4:15 pm and I’m sat in the plush Mandarin Oriental hotel in London eagerly awaiting the arrival of Daniel Espinosa and Denzel Washington, director and star of this month’s Safe House (Check out my review here). There is only one problem; they’re late. Five minutes turns into ten and then to twenty, but when Denzel walks in he’s instantly at ease, joking with us as he gets rushed to the podium. It’s simply hard to be irritated at a guy who’s so effortlessly cool. Once the two D’s got comfortable, chatter began on their new film, as well as Denzel’s career choices and whether or not he still ‘dates his wife’. Find out the answers to this and more after the jump.
Denzel Washington has played a few bad-asses during his 38 year career, the most notable of which was Alonzo Harris in Training Day, a performance that won him an Oscar. Safe House –Washington’s first film for over a year – sees him play Tobin Frost, a former agent who has been on the run for a decade selling secrets to anyone and everyone for money. As must happen in these types of films, justifications for ones actions must be explained, and this is especially intriguing here as the lines between right and wrong are particularly blurred in an overarching theme that serves the film well.
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