HURRY!!!! FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of Universal Pictures’ upcoming release: CONTRABAND!!
THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE TO RESPOND (via “Contact Joyce” on home page) WITH THEIR NAMES AND MAILING ADDRESSES WILL BE MAILED PASSES FOR TWO TO ATTEND ON:
Tuesday, January 10, 7:00PM at a Boston theater.
(Name of theater will be included on the pass!)
Running Time: 109 minutes
Opening Date: 1/13
MARK WAHLBERG (The Fighter, The Other Guys) and KATE BECKINSALE (Underworld series, The Aviator) lead the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked hard to leave behind, and the family he’ll do anything to protect.
Legendary smuggler Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) had abandoned his life of crime to settle into a life of comfortable domesticity with his wife and their two young sons. But after his brother-in-law, Andy (CALEB LANDRY JONES of X-Men: First Class, No Country for Old Men), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (GIOVANNI RIBISI of Avatar, Public Enemies), Chris is forced back into doing what he does better than anyone—running contraband—to settle Andy’s debt.
With the help of his best friend, Sebastian Abney (BEN FOSTER of 30 Days of Night, 3:10 to Yuma), Chris quickly assembles a crew that includes their childhood friend Danny Raymer (LUKAS HAAS ofInception, Brick) to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. They must pull this off under the suspicious eyes of the ship’s captain (J.K. SIMMONS of Juno, Young Adult), whose long history with Chris’ father makes him suspect the younger Farraday of even shadier dealings.
Things quickly fall apart, and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal Panamanian drug runners such as Gonzalo (DIEGO LUNA of Y Tu Mamá También, Milk), cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Beckinsale), and his sons become their target.
Nordic filmmaker BALTASAR KORMÁKUR (Jar City, 101 Reykjavík) directs Contraband from a screenplay by AARON GUZIKOWSKI, based upon the film Reykjavik-Rotterdam written by ARNALDUR INDRIÐASON and ÓSKAR JÓNASSON.
Leading Contraband’s behind-the-scenes team is a top-notch crew that includes director of photography BARRY ACKROYD (The Hurt Locker, United 93), production designer TONY FANNING (Brothers,Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay), editor ELÍSABET RONALDS (Reykjavik-Rotterdam, Jar City), costume designer JENNY EAGAN (About Fifty, Order Up) and composer CLINTON SHORTER (District 9, Normal).
The film is produced by Working Title’s TIM BEVAN and ERIC FELLNER (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Frost/Nixon), as well as Baltasar Kormákur, STEPHEN LEVINSON (television’s Entourage,Boardwalk Empire) and Mark Wahlberg.
Contraband’s executive producers are LIZA CHASIN (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Big Miracle), EVAN HAYES and BILL JOHNSON (I Love You, Man).