Mark Wahlberg Replacing Chris Evans in Action Movie ‘Infinite’

Mark Wahlberg has entered negotiations to replace Chris Evans in an upcoming action-thriller titled Infinite.

Set to be directed Antoine Fuqua, known for Training Day and The Equalizer, the Paramount Pictures project is based on the D. Eric Maikranz novel The Reincarnationist Papers. The plot revolves around a secret society called the Cognomina, consisting of people that posses total recall of their past lives. A man who is haunted by the memories of two past lives stumbles upon the Cognomina and decides to join them.

As reported by Variety, Evans signed on to star in the film in February but has now been forced to step down due to scheduling issues. According to the actor’s IMDB, he is currently filming a limited thriller series titled Defending Jacob, which comes from Paramount Television and is heading to Apple TV. He also has two feature projects currently in post-production: true story drama-thriller The Red Sea Diving Resort and Rian Johnson’s (Looper, The Last Jedi) star-studded whodunit Knives Out.

Up next for Wahlberg is Boston-set Netflix thriller Wonderland, which reunites him with director Peter Berg for the fifth time following Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day and Mile 22.  Wahlberg and Fuqua previously worked together on the 2007 action-thriller Shooter.

Infinite is scheduled to be released in the US on August 7, 2020.

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