Lukas Haas & Diego Luna Joining Mark Wahlberg in 'Contraband'
We already know that the lovely Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster and Giovanni Ribisi will join Mark Wahlberg in Contraband, the remake of the Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam. The story follows a security guard and former alcohol smuggler on the Iceland-Netherlands route who is tempted back into illicit business by a dubious friend after encountering financial problems. Baltasar Kormakur (the original film's star and producer) is directing this remake, and he's just brought on some great supporting talent as What's Playing reports Lukas Haas (Inception) and Diego Luna (Milk) have just signed on to star in the frigid thriller.
Aaron Guzikowski, who wrote the Black Listed script Prisoners, is writing the American remake, and this sounds like a promising project for Wahlberg. It sounds like this might be the actor's immediately next project despite being linked to more than a few projects. Recently there's been talk about his producing an adaptation of the much buzzed about short The Raven, as well as starring in Broken City and David O. Russell's adaptation of the video game Uncharted. But with a release date of March 16, 2012, Contraband seems to be the most put together project at this point. It's certainly got potential with this cast, so I'm cautiously optimistic for now. How about you?