2 Guns is a 2013 American action comedy film directed by Baltasar KormÃ¡kur. The film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Based on the comic book series of the same name created by Steven Grant and Mateus Santolouco, published in 2007 by Boom! Studios. The film was released in the United States on August 2, 2013, and was met with mixed reviews from critics. It marks Denzel Washington's first American comedy film since 1996 Christmas comedy film The Preacher's Wife. The film is an adaption of the comic series of the same name by Steven Grant. However, it has been noted by the Observer that it can also be seen as evocative of the 1973 thriller Charley Varrick. The pictures have similar plots and in both cases the bank being robbed is in Tres Cruces, New Mexico.