Denzel Washington looks like he has done it again by the looks of the new trailer for Safe House. The Oscar winner and Ryan Reynolds (who stars in the now out on DVD The Change-Up) star in the action-thriller where Washington portrays a rebel CIA agent who resurfaces after a decade. The title of the film comes from the South African safe house where Washington is being held upon his return to answer for his past actions. A place of supposed solitude is attacked by mercenaries and Reynolds’ rookie agent and Washington must form an unlikely alliance in order to survive.
When we spoke to Moneyball star Stephen Bishop, he told us exclusively about filming Safe House with Washington, one of his heroes. “I got to go to Cape Town, South Africa to shoot it and do scenes with Denzel, which was another bucket list for me,” Bishop said of the Safe House experience.
Here’s the Safe House synopsis, courtesy of Universal Pictures:
For the past year, Matt Weston (Reynolds) 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 (Washington) 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.