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Baltasar Kormakur to Direct Pilot of HBO and Mark Wahlberg's 'The Missionary' (Exclusive)

6/13/2014 Lucas Shaw

By Lucas Shaw

Baltasar Kormakur will direct the pilot of HBO's "The Missionary," a spy thriller that Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Malcolm Gladwell are executive producing.

Set in Cold War-era Berlin, the project follows a young American missionary who becomes involved in the CIA.

Charles Randolph wrote the script with Levinson's Leverage and Wahlberg's Closest to the Hole Production producing.


Kormakur and Wahlberg have struck up a healthy working relationship dating to 2012's "Contraband." Kormakur directed that crime thriller, which Wahlberg starred in. It grossed almost $100 million at the worldwide box office.

The two have teamed up again for "2 Guns," another crime thriller that stars Wahlberg and Denzel Washington. It just finished production.

More to come...



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