Ben Foster On For Contraband

He's joining the Mark Wahlberg thriller

Ben Foster On For Contraband

by James White |
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The remake of Icelandic crime drama Reykjavik-Rotterdam, which will shoot under the title Contraband, has just added another actor to its roster with Ben Foster jumping aboard.

Baltasar Kormakur, who starred in, produced and co-wrote the original, is spearheading this new English language version, which sees Mark Wahlberg as a former smuggler looking to keep his life on the straight and narrow by working as a night watchman.

But he finds his loyalties (not to mention his willpower) tested when his wife (Kate Beckinsale) informs him that her brother has botched a smuggling job of his own and is now under threat. Wahlberg must reluctantly dip back into the criminal world for one last score to help him out.

Foster is joining the cast to play Wahlberg’s best friend and right-hand man, who helps him out in his moment of need. While Contraband doesn’t have a set start date yet, it’ll need to wait for everyone to be available: Foster, for example, is hard at work reuniting with his Messenger director Oren Moverman on LA cop corruption drama Rampart. But they’ll have to get a move on as Contraband has a set release date in mind, with March 2012 already pencilled on the calendar.

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