Mark Wahlberg to Play Max Payne?

The man sure does love cop roles...

The third installment of the videogame series might still be in limbo, but Max Payne is coming to theaters -- and he might look a lot like Mark Wahlberg when he gets there.

Variety reports that Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in 20th Century Fox's adaptation of the popular game about a "cop who is haunted by the tragic loss of his family and has little regard for rules as he investigates a series of mysterious murders." John Moore is set to direct, from a script by Beau Thorne.

Taking on Payne would add to an already-crowded slate for Wahlberg; he recently stepped in for Ryan Gosling on the set of Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones, and will be starring in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening next summer.

Source: Variety

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