Mark Wahlberg in Talks to Replace Chris Evans in Paramount’s ‘Infinite’

Evans dropped out due to scheduling issues with his Apple TV series

Mark Wahlberg is in talks to replace Chris Evans in Paramount’s “Infinite,” a reincarnation thriller from director Antoine Fuqua, an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap.

Evans, who boarded the project earlier this year, dropped out due to scheduling issues with his Apple TV series, “Defending Jacob.”

“Infinite” is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s 2009 novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” which centers on the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old society and decides to join their ranks. The script is being adapted by Ian Shorr.

“Infinite” is being produced by John Zaozirny alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at Di Bonaventura Pictures. Rafi Crohn is the executive producer.

Production on “Infinite” is scheduled to begin this fall and Paramount has set a release date of Aug. 7, 2020.

Most recently, Wahlberg appeared in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family.” Wahlberg also headlined the “Daddies Home” family comedies, and two of the “Transformers” installments for the studio.

Wahlberg is repped by WME and Levinson Management. Fuqua is repped by CAA.