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Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg Teaming Up for STX Action Movie 'Mile 22' (Exclusive)
Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg are in negotiations with STX Entertainment, the newly launched film and TV studio, to team up for action movie Mile 22.
UFC champion turned actress Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais, who starred in the acclaimed martial-arts movies The Raid: Redemption and its sequel, also are starring in the movie. Berg will direct while Wahlberg toplines.
The Graham Roland-written script tells of a CIA agent (Wahlberg) stationed in Indonesia who is tasked with transporting a compromised informant from the center of the city to an awaiting getaway plane at an airport 22 miles away.
While en route, they must battle corrupt police, criminal overlords and heavily armed locals, all hell-bent on taking them out before they reach their plane.
Berg will produce the film, as will Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. Roland will act as an executive producer.
"I have had a working relationship with Adam Fogelson that dates back longer than almost any other relationship I have in this town,” said Berg. “I consider him a genuine talent with a strong understanding of the business. He’s not only a trusted creative collaborator, but a true friend. Mark Wahlberg and I are thrilled to have this project with Adam and the team at STX, and we are excited to be working with Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey to create a fresh and daring new take on the action genre.”
Wahlberg and Berg currently are shooting Deepwater Horizon, Lionsgate’s disaster drama based on the April 2010 oil-rig explosion. The two also worked together as star and director, respectively, on 2013’s action drama Lone Survivor.
Wahlberg is repped by WME, Leverage Management and Sloane Offer. Berg is repped by WME and Hirsch Wallerstein.