Today our cousins over in USA will be able to catch CONTRABAND the new action thriller with Mark Whalberg, Kate Beckinsale, Caleb Landry Jones, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Diego Luna. Still a few months to go until Baltasar Kormákur‘s film arrives in the UK, Contraband been a remake of the Icelandic film maker’s own film Reykjavik-Rotterdam about a good guy criminal Chris Farraday (Whalberg) one time smuggler who is pulled back into the game when his younger brother in law (Caleb Landry Jones) mucks up a drug job a job which see chris along with his family battling for their lives. Whalberg is one of the film’s producer’s and in this new behind the scenes featurette we hear the actor, cast and director talk about the film, giving us an insight into the film as well as few newish bits of footage in between.
Contraband looks like a Action packed no brainer thriller which you need every once and a while to get the brain functioning again,so grab a bag of popcorn, chillout and enjoy the ride! Contraband will arrive in UK&Ireland March 16th, USA from Tomorrow.
Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling—full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs—where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away.
Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best—running contraband—to settle Andy’s debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills.
Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.