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Mark Wahlberg May Tackle a Football Film for Disney

Wahlberg Considers Starring in a True Underdog Story


April 13, 2005 - Variety is reporting Mark Wahlberg ("The Italian Job") is in talks to star in a Disney movie based on the true story of football fan Vince Papale and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ericson Core will direct the film, which follows Papale's journey from sitting on the bleachers to the sidelines of the NFL. Papale, a bartender, was among a group of fans Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil invited to try out for the team. Papale didn't have any real football experience yet he was invited to the Philadelphia Eagles camp.

Filming is expected to begin this summer.

Next up for Mark Wahlberg is the John Singleton film, "Four Brothers," co-starring Tyrese, Garrett Hedlund, and Andre Benjamin.

SOURCE: Variety

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