The actor will play a high ranking CIA operative in the crime action film that also stars Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington.
The film is about a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who ended up investigating each from a set up by the mob.
Paxton recently appeared in last yearâ€™s action flick â€œHaywireâ€ and currently developing the remake of the TV series â€œKung Fu.â€
â€œ2 Gunsâ€ will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (â€œContrabandâ€) and from a script written by Blake Masters (â€œBrotherhood,â€ â€œLaw & Order: LAâ€). The story is based off a graphic novel by Steven Grant.