Mark Wahlberg to star in Rosalind Ross’ faith-based drama film Stu
After developing the project for a number of years, Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (Spenser Confidential) has officially signed on for the leading role in Rosalind Ross’ feature directorial debut Stu, which is being described as a faith-based drama that is loosely inspired by a true story, according to Deadline. Sources report that a production start date on the film is currently being eyed for sometime next month.
Further details about the film’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps. However, the outlet notes that the story is something very personal to Wahlberg’s heart and has been developing the project for years. After Wahlberg got impressed with Ross, he finally decided to move the film forward.
Stu will be directed and written by Rosalind Ross with Wahlberg and his manager Stephen Levinson set to produce. It is also executive produced by Miky Lee and Colleen Camp.
Wahlberg is best known for his critically acclaimed roles in films such as Boogie Nights, The Departed, and The Fighter. He also gained recognition for starring in a few action blockbusters including The Italian Job, Planet of the Apes and the Transformers films as well as comedies such as The Others Guys, Ted, and Daddy’s Home.
Wahlberg recently wrapped filming for Sony’s long-in development live-action film adaptation of Uncharted and Lionsgate’s canine adventure film Arthur the King. He will next be seen in the biopic drama Joe Bell and the sci-fi action thriller Infinite, the former of which is currently awaiting a new release date after being pulled from the calendar while the latter is slated for a September 24 release from Paramount Pictures.
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