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Bill Paxton Trades His 'Hatfields & McCoys' Six Shooter for '2 Guns'

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June 13, 2012
Source: Variety

Bill Paxton

After starring in The History Channel series "Hatfields & McCoys," the network's highest rated program ever, Bill Paxton is putting aside his family feud six shooters in favor of a CIA badge, and likely a better gun, for Contraband director Baltasar Kormakur's adaptation of 2 Guns, the graphic novel written by Steven Grant. Mark Wahlberg replaced Vince Vaughn in one of the lead roles last August, and Denzel Washington and Paula Patton are along for the ride about a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who unwittingly investigate each other as each steals mob money from the good guys. That's not all.

The duo realizes later that the mob actually got them to steal $50 million from the CIA, and then it's probably time for some revenge to make things right and clear their names. Variety says Paxton is playing a high ranking CIA operative. What are the chances that he might be the guy setting up Washington and Wahlberg for a bit of cash on the side? Paxton is no stranger to law enforcement agencies recently having taken a part in Haywire earlier this year, and let's not forget his brush with spies in True Lies, easily one of his best supporting roles. It sounds like 2 Guns is finally coming together, so expect more casting soon.

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  • Voice of Reason
    Was it just me or was The Hatfield & McCoys excruuuuuuciatingly dull? Anyways, I guess more of Paxton is good? Still waiting for his own True Lies spin-off.
  • Kevinstoy
    Yes.... it is just you. I found it riveting and true to the story of the most famous feud in history. Kevin was awesome, but if you only have eyes for Bill, maybe he didn't show enough skin.

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