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Ben Foster Smuggling "Contraband" With Mark Wahlberg

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Ben Foster has recovered nicely from that unfortunate role in the equally unfortunate "X-Men: Last Stand."

    Foster will be starring alongside Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale in a remake of "Reykjavik-Rotterdam,"widely considered by most to be the greatest smuggling film ever to come out of Iceland, reported Deadline.

    The film tells the story of an ex-smuggler, Wahlberg, who tries to go straight, taking a job as a night watchman, but gets pulled back in for one more job when his wife's brother has a deal go pear-shaped. Foster plays Wahlberg's best friend who lends a hand, Beckinsale his wife.

    A look at the profanity-laden trailer for the original film suggests as many cliches as the above synopsis:

    "The Mechanic"

    [NATL] "The Mechanic"
    Jason Statham takes on a role made famous by Charles Bronson in this remake of the 1972 actioner about an elite hitman who takes his dead mentor's son, played by Ben Foster, under his wing. We smell betrayal brewing. "The Mechanic" opens for business May 20, 2011.

    Hiring a former smuggler to work as a guard on a working waterfront is akin to hiring a drunk to tend bar, but whatever...

    Foster can next be seen opposite Jason Statham in a remake of "The Mechanic," and is currently shooting "Rampart" with his "Messenger co-star and director, Woody Harrelson and Owen Moverman.