Personally, I feel like Denzel Washington has been moving in reverse with has career. (Actors tend to dial their roles down with age, playing less characters that require intense physical action.) But Denzel has been getting more and more bad ass with time. From ‘Malcolm X’ to ‘Training Day’ his parts get more and more physically aggressive (like him chopping peoples heads off in ‘The Book Of Eli’), and personally I think it’s great. But his newest role in ‘Safe House’ not only reminds me of ‘Training Day’, but also proves my point. Ryan Reynolds co-stars in the action flick that drops next February, but you can check the trailer by clicking the pic above. And before I remind you that the synopsis is below, I have to give kudos to the use of ‘No Church In The Wild’ in the preview.
Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he’s remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A “housekeeper” who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he’s had proves to be the most dangerous man he’s ever met, Weston readies for duty. Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA’s known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he’s done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he’s now back on the reservation with a secret. As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston’s safe house. Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way. Now it’s up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they’re both eliminated from the game.