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Wahlberg eyes film about NBA’s Butler

Sacramento Kings forward Caron Butler.AP

Even before he’s begun shooting “Patriots Day,” the movie about the Boston Marathon bombings, Mark Wahlberg is looking forward to his next project. Word from the West Coast is that Wahlberg, who is a major hoops fan, has inked a deal to produce a movie based on NBA player Caron Butler’s autobiography “Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA.” “I wanted to tell my story because I’m living proof that it is possible to overcome adversity and make a better life for yourself and your family,” Butler, who went to UConn and now plays for the Sacramento Kings, said in a statement. “The response from the book was overwhelming and when someone like Mark Wahlberg tells you that your life could be a movie, you listen.” Butler’s book chronicles his difficult childhood in Racine, Wisc. “[Butler] is a perfect example to all the young kids growing up in tough neighborhoods to never give up on your dreams,” Wahlberg said in a statement.