Mark Wahlberg is attached to star in the thriller HOME INVASION for Paramount Pictures, sources close to The Tracking Board have confirmed. He’ll also produce with Stephen Levinson through Leverage Management. The film re-teams Wahlberg with Contraband scribe Aaron Guzikowski.
Pitched as Panic Room meets Die Hard, Wahlberg will play a contractor whose artist wife suffers from an illness that prevents her from being in the sunlight and, as such, he builds a futuristic house that blocks out any natural light. When a band of criminals attempts to break into the house to steal one of his wife’s valuable sculptures, he must evade and outsmart them to protect his home.
Elizabeth Raposo is overseeing for Paramount.
The project bolsters Wahlberg’s relationship with Paramount, where he is currently in production with Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment of Michael Bay’s blockbuster franchise. Wahlberg also starred in the Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home for the studio, and a sequel was recently greenlit. His ever-expanding development slate also includes a remake of Yuval Adler’s Israeli drama Bethlehem. The producer of the upcoming USA series Shooter and the Dwayne Johnson HBO comedy Ballers, Wahlberg will next be seen on screen in the dramas Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day – two dramas from director Peter Berg scheduled for release this fall.
In addition to 2012’s Contraband, Guzikowski is the writer behind the critically acclaimed thriller Prisoners. He’s currently adapting the Steve McQueen classic Papillon, the Friday the 13th reboot, and The Wolfman reboot as part of Universal’s monster movie revival.
The film joins a handful of home invasion themed pics that are currently in development, including Safe Neighborhood from writer-director Chris Peckover and An Intrusion from writer Chris Sparling.
Josh Lyons | Managing Editor