Mark Wahlberg to star as The Six Billion Dollar Man

2014-11-08 13:05
Mark Wahlberg

Los Angeles - Mark Wahlberg is to star in The Six Billion Dollar Man.

The 43-year-old actor will appear on screen as former astronaut Steve Austin, who requires bionic repairs to his body after a suffering a near-fatal crash.

The eagerly-awaited movie - based on the 1972 novel Cyborg by Martin Caidinwill - sees the central character fitted with bionic legs, right arm and left eye, as he works to help the US government.

The novel also spawned TV series The Six Million Dollar Man and popular spin-off The Bionic Woman.

Wahlberg, 43, is to reunite with Lone Survivor director Peter Berg for the project, which he's also set to produce alongside Bob Weinstein, Deadline reports.

Meanwhile, it was revealed recently that Wahlberg is to appear alongside Will Ferrell in Daddy's Home.

The duo starred in the 2010 comedy film The Other Guys and they're to reunite for the new movie directed by Sean Anders.

Ferrell, 47, plays the part of a mild-mannered radio executive who wants to be the best stepfather to his wife's two children.

Wahlberg, on the other hand, is the freeloading biological father of the children who reappears in their lives.

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