Who knew? Denzel Washington reveals comedic flair in 2 Guns
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Denzel Washington was looking for something light after his role as an alcoholic airline pilot in Flight and found it in 2 Guns, an action buddy film that showcases the two-time Academy Award winner's flair for comedy.
The film, which opens in United States (US) theatres on Friday, is new territory for Washington, who was nominated for his sixth Oscar for Flight and took home golden statuettes for the 2001 crime drama Training Day and the 1989 Civil War film Glory.
Based on a 2008 BOOM! Studios graphic novel by Steven Grant, 2 Guns pairs Washington, 58, with Mark Wahlberg, 42, who is fresh from his success with the 2012 talking teddy bear comedy Ted, which earned nearly US$550 million (S$698 million) at the global box office.
"I was looking to do something to have more fun, so when I read the script and heard Mark was involved I was like, 'Oh I could be safe because Mark is not just funny, he has a warmth and heart about him,'" Washington said.