If you haven’t watched Mark Wahlberg in the trailer for David O. Russell’s film The Fighter you should. He plays a boxer and is a lean mean fighting machine. With that being said, the actor has another project on the horizon according to Latino Review called Contraband. Yeah, it makes us think of that awesome Velvet Revolver album too, but this is something totally different. It will have Wahlberg joining Kate Beckinsale in what will be an American remake of the Icelandic thriller, Reykjavik-Rotterdam.
Reykjavik-Rotterdam will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur, the man who starred and produced the original, and owns the remake rights to the film. The thriller will center on a security guard and former alcohol smuggler on the Iceland-Netherlands route who is tempted back into illicit business by a dubious friend after the security guard encounters financial problems.
Now we know that Beckinsale will join Wahlberg in the film but we’re not sure who she’ll play.The project will be produced by Working Title and the screenplay will be written by Aaron Guzikowski.
What do you think of the new name for the film? What do you think of the teaming of Beckinsale and Wahlberg?