With 2 Guns opening this weekend and Lone Survivor hitting this winter, Mark Wahlberg’s showing very different acting chops on the big screen. As we mentioned yesterday, 2 Guns seems to have a more light hearted, comedic tone to it, at least judging by his character’s one-liners, while Survivor is a lot more serious. Directed by Peter Berg (Hancock, The Rundown), this new film tells the (based on a true) story of a quartet of Navy Seals whose mission in Afghanistan goes sour and they have to eventually fight their way out of trouble. The film also stars Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.
The above trailer showcases the dramatic aspects of the film which, according to Variety, is being pushed as an Oscar contender by Universal hence the early New York and LA release of December 27 in advance of the wider January 10th one.