Mark Wahlberg: To Star In ‘Deep Water Horizon’ True Story Movie

Mark Wahlberg is working on a new true-story movie about the BP oil rig explosion, ComingSoon is reporting today. According to the latest report, the movie Deep Water Horizon is based on the December 25, 2010 New York Times Article ‘Deep Water Horizon’s Final Hours’ by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul.

Mark Wahlberg’s latest movie Deep Water Horizon will chronicle the events that occurred in April 2010, when Deep Water Horizon, one of BP’s deep sea oil rigs exploded in the Gulf of Mexico which resulted in the biggest oil rig spills in history and the deaths of 11 of its workers. The catastrophic disaster caused ecological and environmental damage, as well as over a dozen injuries. The movie will tell the heroic tales of the sacrifices made by the workers who gave up their lives. The BP oil spill has been the subject in a number of books and a 2010 documentary by the same name.

The Mark Wahlberg movie is being adapted from the article and is written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and original script writer Matthew Sand, according to Deadline. Deep Water Horizon will be directed by J.C. Chandor of 2013’s All Is Lost and 2004’s Despacito.

Former rapper and bad boy Mark Wahlberg will most likely confer with his mentor and spiritual adviser before accepting the role. Confiding in his Catholic priest about upcoming movie projects is something Wahlberg is known to do, according to the National Enquirer.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Mark Wahlberg was first known as Donnie Wahlberg’s brother of New Kids On The Block but became known nationally as Marky Mark in the early 1990’s. Since that time, the buff hunk continues to make his female fans swoon with his amazing talent, manly gestures and fit body, something he takes pride in by making sure he stays in shape. A daily routine of cardio and healthy foods helps the star do just that, along with weightlifting and a little basketball on the side.

Judging by the comments of Mark Wahlberg fans, he is definitely doing something right all these years later.

“Go Marky mark! Still fabulous after all these years. Your acting is phenomenal!”

“He’s so handsome!! Seems very down to earth.”

“Mark Wahlberg, you still fine as….”

Once filming begins, actor and executive producer Mark Wahlberg can add Deep Water Horizon to his latest list of movies based on true stories, including Perfect Storm, Pain and Gain and Lone Survivor.