Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey Team for Peter Berg Actioner MILE 22

     July 2, 2015

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When J.C. Chandor dropped out of directing Deepwater Horizon, star Mark Wahlberg enlisted his Lone Survivor helmer Peter Berg to take over the reins. Now it appears that the duo are planning yet another reteam, this time on a diversely casted actioner set in Indonesia. THR reports that Wahlberg will topline an action film called Mile 22 for STX Entertainment with Berg attached to direct and produce. Additionally, UFC champion Ronda Rousey and The Raid star Iko Uwais are also set to star alongside Wahlberg, ensuring there will be plenty of fisticuffs to go around.

Written by Graham Roland, Mile 22 revolves around a CIA agent (Wahlberg) stationed in Indonesia who must transport a compromised informant from the center of a city to an awaiting getaway plane at an airport that is—surprise—22 miles away. Standing in their way are corrupt officials, criminal overlords, and heavily-armed locals.

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Rousey has been transitioning to the acting world with roles in Fast & Furious 6 and Entourage as of late, and Mile 22 marks the fighter’s next step in that direction. Uwais, meanwhile, was one of the standouts of the martial arts actioner The Raid and returned for its follow-up, The Raid 2. Both Rousey and Uwais are highly skilled performers, so Wahlberg has his work cut out for him.

Deepwater Horizon, which tells the story of the titular oil rig disaster, is currently in production and is slated for release in September 2016. Berg and Wahlberg are also developing the remake The Six Billion Dollar Man, which recently landed a screenwriter.


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