Mark Whalberg’s criminal turn good guy thriller CONTRABAND may not be out in UK&Ireland until March 16th however the film is due to arrive Stateside next month on January 13th (yes Friday 13th, arghh!!!)and Universal Pictures have released the first tv spots.
Contraband stars Mark Whalberg good guy criminal Chris Farraday 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. The film also stars Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi and Caleb Landry Jones with Baltasar Kormákur directing. He also was the director of the original film Reykjavik -Rotterdam Contraband is based on though it never made the list it was Iceland’s entry to be considered for the 2008 best foreign language film so even to be considered for that list shows the film must have some some quality.Contraband looks like a Action packed no brainer thriller which says to me is grab a bag of popcorn, chillout and enjoy the ride!
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), for one final run to Panama and back, hoping to 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.