Fred Ward Joins the Cast of TWO GUNS with Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington

Just last month, we brought you the news when James Marsden (Red Machine) joined the cast of Universal Pictures forthcoming adaptation of 2 Guns, as as a naval commander, opposite Mark Wahlberg (Contraband) and Denzel Washington (Safe House).

Now, Variety reports that Fred Ward (30 Minutes or Less, Tremors) has joined the cast of director Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) adaptation of Steven Grant and Mat Santolouco‘s comic series as a top-ranking U.S. Navy admiral.

Boom! Studios Synopsis for 2 Guns:

A pulp story about cops and thieves and the men that are something in between. Trench has targeted a local bank to rob, and asked Steadman in on the job. Trench figures it’s a great way to score — considering it’s a cover for mob money. They’ll be thieves ripping off thieves. But what Steadman doesn’t know is that Trench is a DEA agent. And what Trench doesn’t know is that Steadman’s a Naval Intelligence officer. They’re both cops! And neither one knows that they’re not robbing the mob, they’ve been set up to steal $50 million from the CIA! A light-hearted crime romp in the vein of Ocean’s Thirteen and The Italian Job from comics legend, Steven Grant!

2 Guns is slated to hit theaters on August 16, 2013.

Jason Moore
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