Universal has picked up Matthew J. O’Neill’s spec script Bait and Switch as a possible starring vehicle for Mark Wahlberg. According to Variety, Wahlberg will produce along with Scott Stuber, John Jacobs, and Stephen Levinson. Plot details are being kept under wraps but I hope it concerns straight-laced detective Reginald Bait and his loose-cannon partner Larry Switch. Then the movie becomes a costume drama.
Wahlberg is about to start shooting on the Seth MacFarlane R-rated comedy Ted with Mila Kunis and Joel McHale. He’s also attached to star in David O. Russell’s adaptation of the video game Uncharted.