Next David O. Russell Project in Development with Mark Wahlberg
David O. Russell has been busy making Jennifer Lawrence as big a star as possible in recent years, and while his latest movements see him headed to television with Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, it looks like he'll be following up Joy on the big-screen with another past collaborator.
Wahlberg has revealed that he and Russell are in the process of developing a film based on a priest named Father Stu. The duo last teamed on The Fighter, which included Christian Bale and Amy Adams.
"Actually David O. Russell and I right now are working on developing a script on Father Stu, who was an amazing priest from Helena, Montana. He was a very tough guy who was a fighter, a football player…anything but a spiritual guy. He found his calling, and decided, after falling in love with a woman, that he wanted to become a priest. He suffered from this horrible muscular degenerative disease but was still ordained as a priest and passed away, but not before he was able to inspire thousands upon thousands of people."
Wahlberg revealed the news via a Facebook live video.