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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Cop Comedy ‘Partners’

Mark Wahlberg will star as a Los Angeles Police Department detective in New Line’s action-comedy “Partners.”

Leverage Entertainment’s Stephen Levinson will produce. The script, written by Evan Turner, centers on a detective becoming romantically involved with a woman after a one-night stand, then discovering that she’s an FBI agent in charge of a high-profile case to which he’s been assigned.

New Line’s Richard Brener, Sam Brown and Michael Disco are overseeing for the studio, which is seeking a director and lead actress.

Wahlberg starred as a detective with Will Ferrell in Warner’s 2010 comedy “The Other Guys.” He was last seen in “Ted 2” and will appear with Ferrell in Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home,” which opens on Christmas. He’s been shooting Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” with Peter Berg directing.

Wahlberg is repped by WME, Leverage Management and Sloane Offer. Turner is repped by WME and Underground.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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