Contraband is a 2012 action-thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas, Diego Luna and J. K. Simmons. The film is a remake of the 2008 Icelandic film Reykjavík-Rotterdam which Baltasar Kormákur starred in. It was released on January 13, 2012 in the United States by Universal Pictures.
Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-smuggler who now has a peaceful life with his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and their two sons in New Orleans. They learn that Kate's brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones) was smuggling drugs, but dropped them into the Mississippi River during a surprise inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
|author||Aaron Guzikowski Óskar Jónasson|
|genre||action crime thriller|
|keywords||armored car arrest begin betray black market cargo ship construction site crime lord customs agent dump fence jackson pollock kill living room load lynch mob mississippi river new life paint plan run security system smuggle smuggler think u.s. customs and border protection wife and child|
|producer||Eric Fellner Mark Wahlberg Tim Bevan|
|productionCompany||Blueeyes Productions Relativity Media Working Title Films|
|recordedAt||New Orleans Panama|