Ben Foster is at it again. He’s about to play the sidekick to an older, more experienced man in his upcoming film Contraband. According to Variety, Foster and Avatar star Giovanni Ribisi have joined the film’s cast that currently includes Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale. The film will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur, and it’s an American remake of the Icelandic feature Reykjavic-Rotterdam.
In the original version of the film, it centered 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. Contraband has been bouncing from Universal, to Working Title, to Relativity Media before ultimately ending up at Universal.
Foster will star as the brother-in-law of Wahlberg’s character but no details have been revealed regarding Ribisi’s role. Anyone want to take a stab at who he’ll play? Kormakur also co-wrote, produced, and starred in the original version of the movie. Talk about being a man of many talents.
The cast of Contraband just keeps getting better and better. We can’t wait to see who else they snag.
What do you think of Foster and Ribisi joining the cast of Contraband?