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Kate Beckinsale to Costar in Remake of Icelandic Film

pearlharbor-posterEnglish actress Kate Beckinsale has agreed to costar in Contraband, the English-language remake of Icelandic thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam (2008) by director Óskar Jónasson, along with US actor Mark Wahlberg.

According to movieweb.com, it not yet clear what role Beckinsale, who has starred in films such as Pearl Harbor (see poster) and Aviator, will play in the movie.

It will be directed by Icelandic director-actor Baltasar Kormákur, who played the lead in and produced the original version. Aaron Guzikowski wrote the script for Contraband.

The original storyline features a reformed alcohol smuggler on the Iceland-Netherlands route who is tempted to take up old habits due to financial woes. Contraband‘s premiere is scheduled for 2011.

Click here to read more about the remake of Reykjavík-Rotterdam.

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