Mark Wahlberg to Produce The Roman

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Mark Wahlberg is among the producers on a new project that aims to tell the story of a young Julius Caesar and his rise to power.

Likened in tone to Batman Begins by Deadline, the script hails from Travis Baker and Richard Tanne and charts the would-be Emperor through his early days in the Roman army and his capture and subsequent escape from Cilician pirates.

Baker and Tanne are best known as the creators (alongside Joe Lindquist) of the movie talk show “Cinema Cool.”

Stephen Levinson is also attached to produce The Roman and the plan is to attach a director to the project prior to finding the film a studio home.

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