Mark Wahlberg is certainly planning to keep busy, as he’s already got several movies he’s planning to shoot this year, and now he’s adding a couple more to his dance-list, as Shortlist reports he’s eyeing a remake of the Norwegian movie Headhunters, while Deadline says that he, Ben Foster and Taylor Kitsch are all interested in the Navy SEAL movie, Lone Survivor.
Headhunters follows Roger Brown, who is good at two things: hiring people and stealing from them. He then risks it all when he meets a former mercenary who owns a painting worth millions. Wahlberg commented, “I saw a film recently called Headhunters. It’s a Norwegian film and it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. I met with the director and pleaded with the studio that has the rights so we’ll see if we get anywhere with that.”
Slightly more certain is Lone Survivor, an adaptation of a book by Marcus Luttrell, which tells the harrowing story of how Luttrell and his Navy SEAL team fought to stay alive after being ambushed by Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2005. Wahlberg is set to play Luttrell, with Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster playing the other key Navy Seal roles.
Battleship helmer Peter Berg is on directing duties, and was inspired to write the drama after spending a month with a SEAL team in Iraq. The director had this to say about the movie: “Bin Laden’s death has cleared the way for this, a movie that will be an unapologetically patriotic film that honors and pays homage to an incredible group of badass guys who do this.”