Date: 14th November 2000
MARK WAHLBERG and ROBERT REDFORD are set to team up in the new $75 million (£50 million) military epic THE CASTLE.
ROD LURIE is expected to direct the action drama, which has been created by GRAHAM YOST for STEVEN SPIELBERG's DREAMWORKS company, according to American publication, VARIETY.
The story focuses on a general, played by Robert Redford, who faces spending the rest of his life in a remote island penal colony, which is billed as the world's number one maximum security prison, known as The Castle. The maverick veteran soon turns the prison population into his own 1,200-man private army and then threatens a major revolt. Wahlberg is in line to play a young pilot who acts as an intermediary between factions.
A source says, "Mark has just played an ex-con in THE YARDS, so he's having a long hard think about this one. But the opportunity to work with Redford will probably tip the scales." (RGS/WNWCAN)