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Mark Wahlberg Signs For 'Billy Jack,' 'When Corruption Was King'

Mark Wahlberg

First Posted: 04/15/11 08:56 AM ET Updated: 12/05/11 02:30 PM ET

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.

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