Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol star Paula Patton has just signed on to star opposite Denzel Washington and Mark Walhberg in the undercover DEA heist film 2 Guns. More below.
For those of you just joining us, here’s the plot synopsis of 2 Guns, taken from the comic’s official website:
In the vein of Ocean’s Eleven and The Italian Job, Two Guns is 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 got his own secret and isn’t who he appears to be… Classic two gun safe-robbing action delivered with wit and charm from the writer-creator of Whisper!
Contraband director Baltasar Kormakur will be reuniting with Mark Wahlberg for this one, and the excitement I felt when Denzel joined the cast was almost enough to offset how much I didn’t care for Contraband. Patton is an excellent addition to the cast, and I’m definitely interested in seeing what she can do up against a different set of A-listers after she held her own in Ghost Protocol. Deadline reports that she’s set to play Washington’s love interest, but I’m hoping there’s much more to her character than that.
Have you read 2 Guns? Interested in the movie version? What do you think about Paula Patton as an actress?