While he may not be the biggest star in the world, Mark Wahlberg is certainly staying in the public spotlight as the actor-producer has just signed up for yet another theatrical thriller–The Disciple Program. This one will set the actor as a grieving husband investigating his wife’s murder. He quickly discovers that his wife was not exactly who he thought she was and begins to uncover an elaborate conspiracy surrounding the circumstances of her death.
The spec comes from rookie screenwriter Tyler Marceca who entered the project in a script competition and soon received hundreds of calls expressing interest. The Disciple Program eventually landed at Universal with the idea of turning this into another Contraband-style hit for the studio. The Wahlberg-lead thriller made nearly $100 million at the global box office on a budget of $25 million.
Directing will be Morton Tyldum of Headhunters fame and producing will be long-time Wahlberg business partner Stephen Levinson.
Of course, this is far from the only film on Wahlberg’s plate right now. The actor has three comedies coming out in the next few years including the soon-to-release Ted from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Three Mississippi which will serve to reunite the actor with Will Ferrell, and Avon Man. He also has a few more thrillers coming down the pipe with one being the much talked about Pain and Gain from director Michael Bay which has Wahlberg starring alongside Dwayne Johnson.