Kate Beckinsale Finds Some 'Contraband' with Mark Wahlberg
Back in October of last year, we heard that Mark Wahlberg had signed on to star in the remake of the Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam. That project is still happening but according to Latino Review, the film is now going by the title Contraband and has apparently gotten Kate Beckinsale to join the project as well. 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. Aaron Guzikowski, who wrote the Black Listed script Prisoners, is writing the American remake.
There hasn't been any word on whether or not the remake will change locations from Iceland (the title change mildly suggests such a modification), so I'm not sure how accurate that plot description is currently. Wahlberg's recent ventures into action like Max Payne and Shooter haven't been the most well-received (I'm not counting The Other Guys since it's not a straight-up action movie), but with a stellar script and Baltasar Kormakur (the original film's star and producer) on board to direct, this has some potential. As far as Beckinsale's casting, she's just an absolute beauty and I'll watch her in just about anything. Interested?
yet another amazing picture of an incredibly beautiful women. The premise sounds interesting.
Xerxex on Sep 17, 2010
I was there till Mark Whalburg
Jimmy Love on Sep 17, 2010
Beckinsale AND Wahlberg? Sold...
RPD on Sep 17, 2010
I had a dream about Kate Beckinsale last night. It was very... satisfying.
Craig on Sep 17, 2010
yea, KB is a total milf.........who can't act. - has everyone forgotten "whiteout"??? god, that was awful. and her performance in "nothing but the truth" wasn't much better. i do like the concept - i just hope the acting is good.
beavis on Sep 17, 2010
Clover on Sep 18, 2010
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