Mark Wahlberg Takes When Corruption Was King


Mark Wahlberg has signed on to produce the Chicago mob drama, When Corruption Was King, Variety reports.

Word of the project first hit last August when it showed up in a rumored list of upcoming projects. At the time it was said to be waiting on a draft by Frank Baldwin, who still appears to be attached as the writer.

Though set as a producer, Wahlberg has not yet committed to appear in the film, which adapts criminal attorney-turned author Robert Cooley’s 2006 memoir, “When Corruption Was King: How I Helped the Mob Rule Chicago.”

Wahlberg will next appear in the dramatic thriller Contraband and then in Seth MacFarlane’s directorial debut, Ted. He is also still expected to reunite with director David O. Russell for the videogame adaptation Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.