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Mark Wahlberg is in talks to replace Chris Evans in director Antoine Fuqua's upcoming action thriller "Infinite."

The movie is an adaptation of D. Eric Maikranz's novel "The Reincarnationist Papers." Wahlberg would play Evan Michaels, a man haunted by memories of two past lives who stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals called the Cognomina. Its members have been agents of change throughout and Evan seeks to join their ranks.

Evans, who signed onto the project in February, reportedly had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

Wahlberg most recently starred in the comedy “Instant Family” and longtime collaborator Peter Berg’s action pic “Mile 22.” He next appears in Netflix’s upcoming thriller "Wonderland," again directed by Berg. He will also be part of the voice cast for the new animated Scooby-Do movie “Scoob.”

"Infinite" is slated for release August 7, 2020.