Mark Wahlberg to star in ‘Max’

Actor, Moore feel Fox's 'Payne'

Twentieth Century Fox has Mark Wahlberg in the crosshairs for “Max Payne,” a live-action adaptation of the bestselling Rockstar videogame that will begin early next year. John Moore will direct.

Wahlberg is negotiating to play the titular 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. He finds himself up against an adversary bent on destroying Max and the streets he protects.

The script was written by Beau Thorne. Julie Yorn is producing through Firm Films, along with Scott Faye.

Wahlberg will make the film after he completes “The Lovely Bones” for director Peter Jackson and DreamWorks. He recently starred for the studio in the M. Night Shyamalan-directed “The Happening,” which will be released next summer.

Moore has directed “Behind Enemy Lines,” “Flight of the Phoenix” and “The Omen” for Fox. He also is developing a live-action adaptation of the Virgin Comics title “Virulents” for Fox and New Regency.

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