The world is in need of a good “buddy mercenary movie,” or at least that is what RCR Pictures is hoping. Just in case, the independent label has locked down Jonah Hill and Mark Wahlberg as a pair of party-first mercs who decide to take on a terrorist case in the action comedy Good Time Gang. According to 24 Frames, Good Time Gang is being described internally as an action-heavy take derived from a Lethal Weapon-esque formula. Penned by Max Landis (of Fox’s Frankenstein project), the pic sees Hill and Wahlberg’s mission go awry when it is discovered that one of the two is related to the terrorist in question.
Per the report, RCR has yet to select a director for Good Time Gang but counts poker champion Chris Ferguson and company head Schorr (Food, Inc.) as producers on the film. As for Hill, the thesp has been spreading his wings into more action-intensive work with his upcoming role alongside Johnny Depp and Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street which is due out March 16th, 2012. He also has turns in The Sitter and Moneyball due out this year on August 5th and September 23rd respectively. Wahlberg is currently filming Seth MacFarlane’s feature directorial debut, Ted, alongside Mila Kunis and Giovanni Ribisi. That film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 13th, 2012. He can also be seen starring opposite Ben Foster and Kate Beckinsale in the thriller Contraband which opens against Hill’s aforementioned 21 Jump Street on March 16th.