Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s True-Life Drama ‘Good Joe Bell’

Film is written by “Brokeback Mountain” scribes Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry

Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton will star alongside up-and-coming actor Reid Miller in Reinaldo Marcus Green new film “Good Joe Bell,” written by Academy Award-winning “Brokeback Mountain” scribes Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

“Good Joe Bell” tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Wahlberg) who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin (Miller).

The film is Green’s follow-up to “Monsters and Men,” his feature film directorial debut that was released last year.

Production on the “Good Joe Bell” is set to begin April 15 in Utah.

Producers on the film include: Daniela Taplin Lundberg (“Honey Boy”, “The Kids Are All Right”) of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Wahlberg, and Stephen Levinson.

Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund are co-financing the film, with Argent Pictures’ Jill Ahrens, Ben Renzo, Tony Parker, Derick Brooks, Michael Finley and Drew Brees executive producing.

Ossana and McMurtry will also serve as executive producers, and Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti will executive produce for Hercules and Rhea Films.

Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales for the film.

Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Wahlberg recently starred in the comedy “Instant Family” opposite Rose Byrne.  Some of his other credits include “The Fighter,” “Daddy’s Home,” “Ted” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights.” He’ll appear next in Peter Berg’s crime drama “Wonderland.”

Britton stars in the critically-acclaimed film, “The Mustang” starring Mattias Schoenaerts. She’s received Golden Globe nominations for her roles in “Dirty John” and “Nashville,” and earned Emmy nominations for “American Horror Story,” “Nashville” and “Friday Night Lights.” She is set to star in Jay Roach’s upcoming untitled Roger Ailes film also starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. She’ll also appear in “Promising Young Woman” starring Carey Mulligan and Alison Brie.

Wahlberg is repped by WME and Leverage Management. Britton is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller. Green is repped by WME. Ossana and McMurtry are repped byUnited Talent Agency, Anonymous and Robert Thorne and Gregory Redlitz. Miller is repped by Osbrink Talent Agency and The Green Room.

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