Edward James Olmos in Talks to Play the Villain Opposite Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington in 2 GUNS

     June 20, 2012


Director Baltasar Kormakur has found his villain for the graphic novel adaptation 2 Guns.  The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington and centers on a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who unknowingly investigate each other as each is stealing money from the mob.  Variety reports that Commander Adama Edward James Olmos is in talks to play the film’s villain, a dangerous Mexican druglord who runs up against the two protagonists.  Bill Paxton recently joined the cast as a high-ranking CIA operative and Paula Patton is set as a DEA agent who also happens to be Washington’s potential love interest.

Olmos is coming off a 10-episode stint on the most recent underwhelming season of the Showtime series Dexter.  The graphic novel 2 Guns is described as a light-hearted crime story in the vein of Ocean’s Thirteen, but I’m guessing Kormakur’s version will be decidedly grittier.

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  • DavidY

    Eddie is easily one of the nicest, coolest, most down-to-earth guys in this biz.

    He treats everyone with respect and works extremely hard to get the best results possible.

    A TOTAL class act.

  • daveyboy

    whatever man,I thought this season of Dexter was awesome(minus the whole incest bit) especially because of this guy…he was soooo creepy/scary,i havent seen his other work but he genuinely freaked me out in Dexter.

  • mattinacan

    so say we all

  • Tommy Girl

    Edward James Olmos is just a Latino actor whose face looks like the Dark Side of the Moon

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