Mark Wahlberg is piling on the projects like there's no tomorrow. In addition to the just-completed 'Contraband' and in-production films 'Ted,' 'Good Time Gang' and 'Broken City,' his name has been attached to 'The Brazilian Job,' 'Sharkey's machine,' 'Five Brothers,' 'Cocaine Cowboys' and the 'Entourage' movie, and now comes word via Deadline that he's in negotiations to star in '2 Guns' for Universal Pictures.

The film is based on a graphic novel about a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who unwittingly investigate each other, with mob money and the CIA involved. Kind of a permutation on 'The Departed,' which also starred Wahlberg.

David O Russell -- who has worked so well with Wahlberg on 'Three Kings,' 'I Heart Huckabees' and 'The Fighter' -- originally was scheduled to write a draft of the film and direct, with Vince Vaughn as one of he leads, but that fell through due to scheduling conflicts.
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