Actor Mark Wahlberg was back in town Tuesday, screening his latest movie for a crowd that included lots of family, friends, and costar Bill Paxton. “2 Guns,” which opens Friday, is an action film about two operatives from competing bureaus — Wahlberg is a DEA agent and Washington is a naval intelligence officer — who are on the run together. Based on the graphic novel by Steven Grant, the movie is directed by Baltasar Kormakur.
Pictured: Denzel Washington, left, and Mark Wahlberg in a scene from "2 Guns." Next
Tuesday’s screening at Patriot Cinemas in Hingham was a fundraiser for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, and it was preceded by a red-carpet reception at Alma Nove, the Wahlberg-owned restaurant at Hingham Shipyard.
Pictured: (Left to right) actors Wahlberg and Paxton, and New England Patriot Matt Light Next
The Dorchester native told the Globe “2 Guns” is “not your typical buddy movie” because he and Washington are enemies in the film before they become friends.
“We’re going at each other right from the beginning,” Wahlberg said.
Pictured: Hingham police officer triedto clear a path heading to Patriot Cinema. Next
Wahlberg’s brothers Jimmy, who works with the foundation, Paul, the chef at Alma Nove, and Bob, an actor who has a role in “The Equalizer,” were at Tuesday’s screening.
Pictured: (Left to right) Paxton and Wahlberg’s brother, Robert, of Dorchester, who is also an actor Next
Wahlberg’s mother Alma Wahlberg was by his side, as he and Paxton spoke to reporters.
“She’s in a love triangle with Bill Paxton and Denzel Washington right now,” Wahlberg joked, wrapping a muscular arm around his mom.
Pictured: Walhberg is pictured with his mother and Paxton. Next
Paxton plays a CIA agent opposite Wahlberg and Washington. Next
Wahlberg signed autographs for a crowd of mostly teenage girls and then hustled into the theater to introduce the film.
Ten minutes later, he was gone, headed for Logan Airport and a flight to Detroit to shoot the new “Transformers” movie. Back to the beginning
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