2 Guns is a 2013 American action comedy film directed by Baltasar Kormákur. The film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Based on a 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.