by: Sammy Mink
Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star in Lionsgate’s DEEPWATER HORIZON. The drama centers on the courage of the men who worked on the “Deepwater Horizon” oil rig and the final minutes they fought to save the rig, and stop the explosion that would take eleven men’s lives, and cause the largest oil spill in the world. Wahlberg would play the second in command on the ill-fated oil rig. J.C. Chandor will direct the project from a script written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan.
Wahlberg is no stranger to big budget disaster flicks, having starred in “The Perfect Storm,” but lately his projects have been pretty diverse. After starring in the Seth MacFarlane comedy “Ted,” Wahlberg went on to star in action/drama “Lone Survivor” and then the most recent installation of Michael Bay’s franchise “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Next up, Wahlberg will reprise his role for “Ted 2,” star in Paramount’s crime/drama “The Gambler,” and is set to produce the film version of his HBO show “Entourage,” which he’s rumored to be appearing in, as well.