Denzel Washington for 2 Guns?

February 8th, 2012

Denzel Washington is in talks to star in '2 Guns'.

The 'Safe House' actor would star alongside Mark Wahlberg in the project, which previously had David O. Russell attached as the director.

Now, Baltasar Kormakur is helming the picture, about an agent and an intelligence officer who are both unknowingly investigating each other while they are both stealing money from gangs.

It is based on the graphic novel by Steven Grant, and when David was attached he described it as a romantic western.

However, it is not known if it will keep the same feel, with Icelandic-born Baltasar better known for his outright action thriller movies including 'Contraband' and 'Jar City'.

In recent years Denzel has had a number of action movies come out, including 'Unstoppable' with 'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine and 'The Book of Eli', where he plays the titular character in a post-apocalyptic world.

He will next be seen alongside John Goodman and Don Cheadle in 'Flight'.