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Good Things Happen When Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg Do Brunch

August 2, 2013

We often assume most movies come together behind big corporate offices filled with agents, managers, and other wheelers and dealers. Not the case for "2 Guns."

In fact, how Denzel Washington agreed to join Mark Wahlberg for the action comedy about two undercover federal agents trying to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel may have actually involved eggs. And possibly bacon.

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"We've known each other for quite some time. We run into each other at brunch with his wife and kids, my wife and kids, and we talked about working together," Wahlberg tells Yahoo! Movies in the interview below. "It so happened that I was attached to this and we wanted to offer it to Denzel first."

Watch Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington talk to Yahoo! Movies:

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Washington may have been the first choice to team up with Wahlberg, but neither of them were the original picks to star as the DEA Agent and navy intelligence officer duo. Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn were initially attached to star in the adaptation of the BOOM! Studios graphic novels by Steven Grant.

"Totally different movie – Whoa!" Wahlberg said when asked about it.

"I didn't know that. So I'm second choice then," Washington huffed jokingly.

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But who did they think would direct that Wilson/Vaughn flick? You'll have to watch our interview to find out.

"2 Guns" is showing in theaters now.

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