Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg are reuniting for a second movie -- before their first one is even out. The two collaborated on the Afghanistan war drama "Lone Survivor," which will hit theaters later this year (in time for awards contention). Now, Deadline reports that they're teaming up again for "American Desperado," from "The Departed" writer William Monahan.
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The script is based on a memoir from super criminal Jon Roberts (featured in the documentary "Cocaine Cowboys") and writer Evan Wright ("Generation Kill"). Roberts was born into the mafia, smuggled drugs for Colombian cartels, and and even worked for the CIA. He counted Jimi Hendrix, Richard Pryor, and O.J. Simpson among his many acquaintances. Sounds like a killer story, right?
Paramount hopes to shoot the movie sometime next year. Both Wahlberg and Berg have full plates right now, with the former shooting "Transformers 4" and possibly "Ted 2" later this year. Berg, meanwhile, is directing two HBO pilots, one from "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof and the other produced by Wahlberg.
These two can't seem to get enough of each other.