A new restricted trailer for Baltasar Kormákur’s 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, is now online. While the new cut does recycle some jokes and scenes witnessed in the first trailer, there’s enough here to warrant a watch. The rapport between Washington and Wahlberg is spot on and the supporting cast – featuring Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, James Marsden and Edward James Olmos – is strong as well. I can’t decide if 2 Guns is merely the newest iteration of a Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys-type “buddy cop” action-crime-comedy, or if they’re bringing something more original to the table. Either way, it looks like a definite must-watch when it opens in theaters this weekend.
Watch the new red-band trailer for 2 Guns below (via IGN):
Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg 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.