Wahlberg plays Chris Farraday, an ex-smuggler who heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills to protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord. This action drama is directed by Baltasar Kormákur. Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster and Giovanni Ribisi.
I saw the original and I fell in love with it. I thought, what a cool way to do a heist thriller that has a lot of heart and intensity. I love the character and the way he was able to respond to things and react. He was as smart as he was tough. I just thought it was really cool when I saw it and that an American version would be very entertaining.