Mark Wahlberg to Star in Rosalind Ross’ Faith-Based Drama

Mark Wahlberg to star in Rosalind Ross’ religious drama Stu

After developing the project for several years, Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (Spenser Confidential) has officially signed on for the lead role in Rosalind Ross’ feature debut stu, which is described as a religious drama loosely based on a true story, according to Deadline. Sources report that a production start date on the film is currently being considered for next month.

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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 was impressed with Ross, he finally decided to move the film forward.

stu will be directed and written by Rosalind Ross with Wahlberg and her manager Stephen Levinson set to produce. It is also produced by Miky Lee and Colleen Camp.

Wahlberg is best known for his critically acclaimed roles in films such as boogie nights, The deadand The fighter. He has also been recognized 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 other guys, Tedand daddy’s house.

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Wahlberg recently wrapped filming Sony’s long-in-development live-action film adaptation of Unexplored 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 Infinitethe former of which is currently awaiting a new release date after being pulled from the schedule while the latter is slated for a September 24 release from Paramount Pictures.

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