Wahlberg plays Michael Stigman, an undercover agent along with Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) who find themselves on the run after a an attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. This action drama is directed by Baltasar Kormákur. Co-starring Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden and Edward James Olmos.
I was attached to the movie first, and it was always about who is the other guy. It’s about the two guys, no matter what they’re doing. You look at ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ they’re running from something that you never really saw. But with these guys, it’s like usually they’ll take the comedy guy, and then the very straight guy and put them together. We didn’t want to do that. I felt like you had to have two really formidable opponents and to earn that camaraderie, to earn that trust in one another. And that was really the movie.