Mark Wahlberg Signs For 'Billy Jack,' 'When Corruption Was King'
Mark Wahlberg is one of the busiest men in Hollywood, and he just got a whole lot busier.
The star and producer of "The Fighter" has signed on for two new major films; he's agreed to produce, and possibly star in, the Chicago mob movie "When Corruption Was King" (via Variety) and, similarly, produce and potentially star in a remake of the 1971 ex-Green Beret film "Billy Jack" (via /Film).
The two films are somewhat on the back burner; Variety points out that "Corruption" has no start date, and "Billy Jack" is searching for a studio. The timing, though, works out well for Wahlberg.
Along with producing HBO shows "Entourage" and "Boardwalk Empire," Wahlberg has a number of films he plans on producing and starring in. He just signed on to shepherd and potentially star in the action comedy "Bait & Switch," is currently working on Seth MacFarlane's live action, demented teddy bear comedy "Ted" with Mila Kunis, and is working to bring a sequel to "The Fighter" to the big screen.