“Contraband” shoots in New Orleans later this month. Pic’s a remake of the Icelandic pic “Reykjavik-Rotterdam” and is being directed by Baltasar Kormakur, who also wrote, produced and starred in the original.
Script is penned by Aaron Guzikowski and centers on a former smuggler turned security guard — portrayed by Wahlberg — who’s forced to do one last job. Haas will portray a loyal friend to Wahlberg’s character
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing through their Working Title banner along with Wahlberg, Kormakur and Stephen Levinson.
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Haas just finished shooting the lead in indie drama “Meth Head,” with Jane Clark directing from her own script in a tale of a man who loses everything to a meth addiction. He will next be seen in Warner’s “Red Riding Hood.”
Diego Luna (“Milk”) is in final negotiations to portray a smuggler in “Contraband.” His directorial debut “Abel” will be released in March via Pantelion Films.