Universal Buys 'The Disciple Program' As Mark Wahlberg Vehicle

In a mid-six figure deal, Universal has acquired The Disciple Program, a spec script by first time screenwriter Tyler Marceca, in a package that has Mark Wahlberg starring and producing with Stephen Levinson. Morton Tyldum, who recently helmed Headhunters, is attached to direct. The spec is described as a Manchurian Candidate-style thriller in which a man’s wife dies and he discovers that it was no accident and investigates the murder. Multiple bidders chased the script.

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