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Baltasar Kormakur Reunites With Mark Wahlberg for ‘Arthur’ Adaptation (Exclusive)

Baltasar Kormakur Reunites With Mark Wahlberg for ‘Arthur’ Adaptation (Exclusive)

Baltasar Kormakur is reteaming with his “2 Guns” star Mark Wahlberg to helm an adaptation of the 2017 true story “Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home.”

The book was written by Mikael Lindnord, the captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, and follows Lindnord and the wounded stray dog he met during a 400-mile race through the Ecuadoran jungle. After Lindnord threw him a meatball, the dog followed the team through some of the toughest terrain on the planet. Lindnord decided to adopt the dog and brought him back to Sweden.

Wahlberg will portray Lindnord, who will also executive produce the untitled Paramount Players film. Michael Brandt, whose credits include “3:10 to Yuma” and “Wanted,” adapted the script.

Producers are Mark Canton, Tucker Tooley, Courtney Solomon and Tessa Tooley. Dorothy Canton, Brandt and Lindnord will executive produce.

Wahlberg is about to start shooting another Paramount pic,

See full article on Variety