Mark Wahlberg to produce movie on Caron Butler’s life

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Well, it’s got to be better than the Entourage movie.

Mark Wahlberg is not just Dirk Diggler anymore, the actor is now one of the more successful producers in Hollywood. He’s behind “Invincible, “Boardwalk Empire,” and “The Fighter” among many other things (including the excellent Entourage series, not to mention a chain of burger joints with its own reality series attached), and now he has taken a liking to Caron Butler‘s life story, told in the book Tuff Juice.

Butler announced he sold the rights to Wahlberg to produce the movie.

Butler’s story of growing up poor in a tough environment in Wisconsin, where he sold drugs for a while but was saved by basketball and people who cared, is truly inspiring. It could make a fantastic movie.

So who plays Butler? He told TMZ he wants Michael B. Jordan. I could see that, he should have been nominated for an Oscar for “Creed.” Then again, if they want an Oscar nominationWahlberg probably has to play Butler.

Butler is playing a limited role for the Sacramento Kings this season.