Stephen Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns has been in pre-production for nearing on 5 years now, switching up cast and enduring delays. Now, with nearly a full cast signed, it looks like it’s just about ready to go. The latest addition to a line-up of talent that includes Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg – the almighty Admiral of BSG, Edward James Olmos.
Olmos has recently been cast as the Mexican drug lord Papi Greco. Those that know Olmos also know that he has no problem playing a truly nasty-bastard villain when he gets the chance. The last season of Dexter proved his capabilities at being a bad guy and, apparently, whet his appetite for more such roles.
The graphic novel version of 2 Guns follows the antics of a DEA agent (Washington) and an undercover Navy SEAL (Wahlberg) as they steal a pile of cash from the CIA whilst unwittingly working for the mob. I haven’t read it personally, but it sounds like a properly action-packed thriller for all the big names on board. Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) will be directing the adaptation.
While the cast involved on the acting side look fairly impressive given the subject, one has to wonder whether Kormakur is up to the task. Given the tepid Contraband, there is a risk that all this wonderful talent may be wasted. Still, it will be cool to see Olmos playing the bad guy again at the very least.
Thanks to comingsoon for the info.