President and chairman of The Herrick Company, Norton Herrick has helped his investment firm diversify its investments and acquisitions over the years, expanding from investment in real estate properties to film productions, among which was the 2013 summer release 2 Guns.
Released in summer 2013, 2 Guns tells the story of an undercover Naval Intelligence Officer and a DEA Agent, played by Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, who during the course of investigating each other ultimately realize they have been set up by the mob.
The film was directed by Baltasar Kormakur, an Icelandic director born and raised in Reykjavik. He studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and then found employment at the National Theater of Iceland, where he acted for several years. In 2000, Kormakur wrote, directed, and performed in his first feature film, 101 Reykjavik, and earned praise and attention from Variety, which proclaimed him one of its 10 directors to watch. He subsequently started his own production company, Blueeyes Productions, and has since directed numerous films, including Jar City and A Little Trip to Heaven. More recent efforts include 2 Guns and television film, The Missionary, produced as a pilot for HBO.