Wahlberg, Berg Join “American Desperado”

Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the film adaptation of Jon Roberts and Evan Wright’s book “American Desperado” at Paramount Pictures.

The story is based on Jon Roberts’ life as a New York City gangster who ran guns for the CIA and smuggled cocaine and cash for the Medellin Cartel.

Peter Berg is helming the project from a script by William Monahan (“The Departed”). Berg and Wahlberg recently wrapped work on the war drama “Lone Survivor.

Source: Variety