Wahlberg, Russell Team On Another Project

Following their collaborations on the likes of “Three Kings” and “The Fighter,” actor Mark Wahlberg and filmmaker David O. Russell are looking to team up again for a film about Father Stuart Long.

Doing a Facebook chat with his fans to promote the release of “Deepwater Horizon,” Wahlberg said he and Russell are “right now working on developing a script on Father Stu, who was an amazing priest from Helena, Montana.” Describing the man, an athlete and wannabe actor who was born again following a bike accident and who sadly passed on at the young age of 50, Wahlberg says:

“He was a very tough guy who was a fighter, a football player…anything but a spiritual guy. He found his calling, and decided, after falling in love with a woman, that he wanted to become a priest. He suffered from this horrible muscular degenerative disease but was still ordained as a priest and passed away, but not before he was able to inspire thousands upon thousands of people.”

Russell has other projects in the works first including a TV series starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. Wahlberg and Russell previously tried to work together on Sony’s “Uncharted” film before that project got retooled.