Denzel Washington relishes lighter side of life
NEW YORK (AFP) - Double Oscar winner Denzel Washington relished the opportunity to tread new ground alongside Mark Bergwall in their new film 2 Guns, an action caper by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur.
Washington, 58, is renowned for heavyweight roles including anti-apartheid campaigner Steve Biko and Malcolm X. But he jumped at the chance to move to the lighter side, particularly as he was coming off the back of 2012's Flight, in which he played an airline pilot struggling with addiction issues.
"After Flight I was looking to something to have more fun," the 58-year-old Washington said at the New York launch of the film, which opens in the United States this Friday.
Part comedy caper, part buddy movie, the film recounts the story of a DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer who start out investigating each other but end up on the run together.