Mark Wahlberg will star in and Peter Berg will direct an untitled film based on the life of international drug dealer Jon Roberts for Paramount Pictures reports Variety.
The documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” chronicled the same story – after returning from Vietnam as a decorated soldier, Roberts headed to Miami in the late ’70s and formed a relationship with the Medellin drug cartel, distributing cocaine worth billions of dollars.
Wahlberg will play Roberts, who was turned in by a cohort and served a decade in jail for his crimes. A writer will be set once the strike ends.
Wahlberg is currently filming Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” and follows that up with the Darren Aronofsky-directed “The Fighter.”