Mark Wahlberg and director Rupert Wyatt are in negotiations to make a new version of 1974 drama 'The Gambler'.
Mark Wahlberg is eyeing up a remake of 'The Gambler'.
The 42-year-old actor and director Rupert Wyatt are in early talks to make a new version of the 1974 drama about a man whose life spirals out of control due to his gambling addiction.
The original movie starred James Caan as a literature professor with a gambling problem who can't quit his casino habit, even after running into trouble with a group of local gangsters.
The remake is being negotiated with Paramount, who have a strong relationship with Wahlberg as he recently starred in the studio's 'Pain and Gain' and is currently filming 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' for them.
Meanwhile, Wyatt hasn't been attached to a project since 2011's 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' after opting out of directing the sequel.
Wahlberg is currently enjoying a much-needed rest after an intense period of filming back-to-back action movies.
He recently said: ''After doing four movies in a row, I needed a break. I did 'Broken City', 'Pain & Gain', '2 Guns' and 'Lone Survivor', which is a war movie where I play a Navy Seal trapped in Afghanistan.
''That was the kicker. I had to tough it up, but after that I was ready to do nothing.''
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