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

     June 20, 2012

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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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