Spy Movie ‘Our Man in New Jersey’ – Mark Wahlberg in Preliminary Discussions for Various Types1 min read
Mark Wahlberg is in preliminary discussions with streaming giant Netflix to produce and star in the spy film “Our Man in New Jersey.”
If the deal is done, Wahlberg will portray a blue-collar 007 James Bond-type character. “Safe House” author David Guggenheim is also in talks to develop the script. Stephen Levinson, who came up with the idea for the story, will present it with Wahlberg.
Wahlberg and Levinson worked with Netflix on the action-comedy “Spencer Confidence,” which began streaming with Wahlberg on March 6 in the title role and production. Levinson Neil H. Produced with Moritz, Toby Ascher and director Peter Berg.
Wahlberg’s most recent feature films include “Transformers: The Last Night,” “Mile 22,” “Father’s House 2,” and “Instant Family.” He recently released the cover of the shooting of the independent drama “Good Joe Bell” directed by Rinaldo Marcus Green starring Red Miller, Connie Britton, Maxwell Jenkins and Gary Sinai. Wahlberg was nominated for an Oscar for “The Farewell” actor and for his role in “The Fighter”.
Guggenheim is the executive and executive of the Netflix series “Nominated Survival”, starring Kieffer Sutherland. He has also worked with Netflix as the executive producer of “Christmas Chronicles”. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2012 action thriller “Safe House” starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
Wahlberg is represented by WME, Leverage Management and Sloan Offer. Guggenheim has been re-positioned by Verve, Adam Colbrenner’s Lit Entertainment and Jeffrey, Brittenham. The news was first announced by Deadline Hollywood.