Edward James Olmos may play a villain opposite Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in Two Guns. Variety reports that the Dexter star is is in negotiations to join the Universal film, which is being financed by Emmett/Furla Films.
Wahlberg and Washington play a Navy SEAL and a DEA agent, respectively, who "work together despite not knowing that the each is doing so undercover. When the duo steal millions from the CIA, they discover double-crossing associates who will do anything to retrieve the money." Bill Paxton will play a high-ranking CIA operative and Paula Patton will star as a DEA agent who serves as Washington's possible love interest. Olmos would play Papi Greco, "a dangerous Mexican druglord who runs up against the protags."
Contraband director Baltasar Kormakur is helming the film based on Blake Masters' script, which is based on the graphic novel from Boom! Studios. Olmos was last seen on the big screen in The Green Hornet, and will next star in Filly Brown, the Sundance drama he exec produced that was co-directed by his son, Michael D. Olmos.
Two Guns has a solid cast, and a cool story. I was not a fan of Contraband, but let's hope that Washington and Olmos will elevate this project a bit. What are your thoughts?
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