Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mark Wahlberg to Produce "When Corruption Was King"

Mark Wahlberg has signed on to produce the Chicago mob drama, When Corruption Was King, Variety reports.

Word of the project first hit last August when it showed up in a rumored list of upcoming projects. At the time it was said to be waiting on a draft by Frank Baldwin, who still appears to be attached as the writer.

Though set as a producer, Wahlberg has not yet committed to appear in the film, which adapts criminal attorney-turned author Robert Cooley's 2006 memoir, "When Corruption Was King: How I Helped the Mob Rule Chicago, Then Brought the Outfit Down."

Wahlberg will next appear in the dramatic thriller Contraband and then in Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut, Ted. He is also still expected to reunite with director David O. Russell for the videogame adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

3 comments:

  1. Alright, way to go Mark Wahlberg, Cooley's story would make a great movie. I hope they have asked you to portray Harry Aleman, your perfect for the part!!!

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  2. Way to go Mark Wahlberg, I've read the book and it will make a great movie, hopefully you'll star in the role of Harry Aleman...thanks for the Boardwalk Empire!!

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  3. wonder whats happening now in the outfit that will turn into a movie later, the crook county courts are still the same and the sheriff office and jail are mob o'riffic

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