John Malkovich is looking to stay busy with two big projects on his line-up.
He’s signed on to star opposite Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s “Bird Box.” Sources also tell Variety that he’s also in talks to join Mark Wahlberg in “Mile 22” at STX. If a deal closes on “Mile 22,” Malkovich would shoot that film after finishing “Birdbox.”
Susanne Bier is directing “Bird Box” from a script by “Arrival” writer Eric Heisserer.
The story follows a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded, and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Dylan Clark is producing with Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend. The film was developed by Scott Stuber at Universal, before he moved to Netflix to head its feature film division.
Details about Malkovich’s role are currently unknown.
Peter Berg is directing “Mile 22” from a script by Graham Roland.
The film follows 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. It is unknown who Malkovich will play in the movie.
Malkovich, who recently signed with WME, was most recently seen in Louis C.K.’s “I Love You, Daddy,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.