Wahlberg in talks to tackle ‘Deepwater Horizon’

Mark Wahlberg at the Beijing premiere of "Transformers: Fall of Time.”

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Mark Wahlberg at the Beijing premiere of "Transformers: Fall of Time.”


He’s been a boxer, a cop, porn star, rock star, soldier, football player, and private eye. So what’s next for Mark Wahlberg? reports that the onetime juvenile delinquent from Dorchester may star in “Deepwater Horizon,” a movie about the catastrophic 2010 explosion of the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. (Wahlberg would play the No. 2 manager on the doomed rig.) The script, written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, who also authored “World War Z,” is drawn from a New York Times article recounting the events that led to the explosion. Eleven people were killed and the blast resulted in the largest offshore oil spill in US history.

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