Thursday, September 23, 2021

Mark Wahlberg Wants to Make Directorial Debut with Caron Butler Biopic

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Caron Butler attends HBO's "Ballers" Season 3 Pop-Up Experience on July 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Caron Butler attends HBO’s “Ballers” Season 3 Pop-Up Experience on July 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

*Mark Wahlberg, who is producing and co-starring in an upcoming film about the life of NBA star Caron Butler, also wants the film to serve as his directorial debut.

According to TMZ, Wahlberg has been pitching the project to such directors as Spike Lee, Peter Berg and Barry Jenkins, but “our sources say Wahlberg is very passionate about the project — and thinks it could be the perfect movie to make his directorial debut.”

Wahlberg recently told Collider that he has “one specific project” he’d love to direct … teasing “it takes place in Wisconsin. It’s a true story.”

The film would chronicle Butler’s journey from dealing drugs in his native Wisconsin to becoming an NBA all-star.

Wahlberg says he thinks Peter Berg is going to want the project … jokingly saying, “I made the mistake of sending him the script.”

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  1. why give this racist clown any publicity or your dollars

    Just 16 in 1988, the boy who would become film star Mark Wahlberg assaulted two Asian men while trying to steal two cases of beer from a convenience store.

    More than 25 years later, Wahlberg, a devout Catholic and philanthropist, has made a much publicized — and much debated — request for a pardon for his crime.

    But now, another of Wahlberg’s victims — not one of the Asian men, but an African American woman he attacked in 1986 — says the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shouldn’t forgive and forget hate crimes, even if they were committed by a movie star.

    “I don’t think he should get a pardon,” Kristyn Atwood, 38, of Decatur, Ga., told the Associated Press. She was a Boston fourth grader on a field trip to the beach when Wahlberg and his partners-in-crime threw rocks and yelled racial epithets, including the n-word, at her and her classmates.

    “I don’t really care who he is,” she said. “It doesn’t make him any exception. If you’re a racist, you’re always going to be a racist. And for him to want to erase it I just think it’s wrong. … It was a hate crime and that’s exactly what should be on his record forever.”

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