Mark Wahlberg has since 2008 been attached to Cocaine Cowboys, based on the Billy Corben documentary of the same name about late 70s/early 80s Miami drug trafficker Jon Roberts. Wahlberg reaffirmed his involvement this summer, informing us that writers were working on the script. Seven months later: Cocaine Cowboys is in the market for a director. On the heels of the success of The Fighter, Wahlberg understandably turns to frequent collaborator David O. Russell.
The Playlist caught up with Russell at the ACE Eddie Awards, where he revealed that Cocaine Cowboys is among the many projects he is considering as his follow-up to The Fighter. Hit the jump for a recap of Russell’s options and more on Cocaine Cowboys.
A few weeks ago I posted part of my exclusive interview with Mark Wahlberg that covered The Raven, The Brazilian Job (the sequel to The Italian Job), Five Brothers (the sequel to Four Brothers), Cocaine Cowboys and The Fighter. But with the awesome comedy The Other Guys opening in a few days, it’s time to post the entire conversation.
The thing to know is…if you’re a fan of director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell movies like Anchorman and Talladega Nights, you’re going to love The Other Guys. And while I always thought Mark Wahlberg was a great actor, I’ll admit to being very surprised he could do comedy so well. Trust me, when you see Wahlberg and Ferrell on screen together, you’re going to love their chemistry. Anyway, during the interview we talked Boston sports, when did he know he would work so well with Will Ferrell, doing improv, future projects, Comic-Con, and a lot more. As always, you can either read the transcript or listen to the audio after the jump:
Just a few hours ago I was interviewing Mark Wahlberg for the upcoming comedy The Other Guys. While I’m not supposed to say too much about what I thought, trust me when I say it’s an awesome comedy that had me laughing from beginning to end. If you’re a fan of Adam McKay and Will Ferrell movies like Anchorman and Talladega Nights, you’ll love it. And Ferrell and Wahlberg’s chemistry is perfect. It’s a great comedy.
Anyway, while I’ll be posting my full exclusive interview with Wahlberg closer to the August 6th release of The Other Guys, since he gave me updates on The Raven, The Brazilian Job (the sequel to The Italian Job), Five Brothers (the sequel to Four Brothers), Cocaine Cowboys and David O Russell’s The Fighter, I figured you’d like to get those updates today. Hit the jump for more: