Mark Wahlberg Is the New Drug Lord of Hollywood!

Peter Berg will direct an untitled film based on drug dealer Jon Roberts.
Mark Wahlberg is set to play drug lord Jon Roberts, who after returning from Vietnam headed to Miami and formed a relationship with the Medellin cartel. There he makes billions of dollars until he is put in jail to serve a decade for his crimes. According to Variety, this untitled project will begin as soon as the writers' strike ends.

Peter Berg is directing the film. He last directed The Kingdom and is currently in post-production on the Will Smith super hero comedyHancock.

Walhberg and Berg's upcoming collaboration doesn't have a set start date at this time.

The Kingdom was released September 28th, 2007 and stars Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Ali Suliman, Jeremy Piven, Richard Jenkins. The film is directed by Peter Berg.

Hancock was released July 1st, 2008 and stars Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan, David Mattey, Maetrix Fitten, Thomas Lennon. The film is directed by Peter Berg.



Sources: Variety

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  1. LarveeK

    Am a big fan of Mark Wahlberg since he was a member of the: "New Kids on the Block & Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch" Good old days and I loved it when he would drop his pants on stage and men o men that did drive the girls wild ha ha ha ha... Besides that, Mark is a talented actor and he will do a great job playing the role of a drug lord in this film and it's what he's good at...being a bad boy, it works great on him. Can't wait to see it.

    7 years agoby @larveekFlag

  2. PUNISHER

    Sounds like a great team, Berg and Wahlberg.

    7 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag

  3. Gooberheadgirl

    Sounds promising.... Will have to follow all the updates

    7 years agoby @gooberheadgirlFlag

  4. the Narrator

    we'll see how it works out. mark won't fail.

    7 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. T.Clark

    I'm already liking it. Good director and actor... This sounds like it could be good!

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  6. Err

    oooh, jon roberts was the one guy in "cocaine cowboys",
    now THAT was an entertaining bit of doc*mentary.

    seriously, if you havent seen cocaine cowboys, go rent it, its great.

    7 years agoby @err2005Flag

  7. Err

    this sounds similar to blow, and i friggin hated that movie... but what the hell, i like mark wahlberg (for some reason).

    7 years agoby @err2005Flag

  8. Space101

    Funny how there making more and more movies about drug lords (Scarface, Blow, American Gangster, etc...) and they were all great acting with a great story. From the rise to the fall of the career, it was a mark in history. Mark Wahlberg hasn't let me down in his movies and I'm sure he isn't going to let me down in this one...I'm looking foward to more info on this movie...hope the stikes ends soon!

    7 years agoby @space101Flag

  9. killahmovie24

    yea this sounds tight and mark has been killin it in movies as of late, and berg is great the kingdom was a hell of a ride!

    7 years agoby @killahmovie24Flag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    Peter Berg...Mark Wahlberg..I'm there!!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. Phatlightning

    i'm liking what i'm hearing so far..

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  12. brew1701

    sounds like a plan!

    7 years agoby @brew1701Flag

  13. btrobinson

    sounds good. also need a bit more info though. always been a big fan of wahlberg, so hopefully this is good

    7 years agoby @btrobinsonFlag

  14. the Narrator

    cool. but i need more info. also the writers strike may go on longer than thought so it may be a while.

    7 years agoby @narratorFlag