Friday 24 November 2017

Mark Wahlberg King of Corruption?

Mark Wahlberg has signed up to produce When Corruption Was King
Mark Wahlberg has signed up to produce When Corruption Was King

Mark Wahlberg has joined Paramount's new crime drama When Corruption Was King as a producer.

The film is based on Robert Cooley's memoir about how, working as a lawyer in Chicago, he became the mob's most trusted attorney, only to bring down the whole organisation as a state witness during Operation Gambit.

Mark, who is producing with his Entourage co-producer Stephen Levinson, may also star in the film, Variety reports, but is currently just on board as a producer and the film is yet to find a director.

Meanwhile movie blog Tracking Board.com reports that Mark is also set to produce and possibly star in a remake of action film Billy Jack.

The original 1971 film starred Tom Laughlin, as Billy Jack, a gunslinger who defends a liberal school from the local people who take a disliking to its 'hippy' culture.

Mark, who produced and co-starred in Oscar-wining film The Fighter, is currently attached to produce several other films at Universal including The Raven, Contraband and Bait & Switch.

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