Mark Wahlberg Circles DEEPWATER HORIZON

Wahlberg eyes role in fact-based drama…

Mark Wahlberg, most recently seen in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ has reportedly entered into talks to star in J.C. Chandor’s drama ‘Deepwater Horizon.’

Featuring a script by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand, the drama focuses on the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oilrig disaster, telling of “the courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the final minutes up to the disaster.”

Deadline has Wahlberg in line to play the No. 2 manager on the doomed oilrig.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are on board to produce.