By: Andrew Joseph | March 8, 2016 7:58 pm
Caron Butler is getting a movie, and he’s found his producer:
Butler announced on Instagram that he sold his story’s movie rights to none other than Wahlberg.
Wahlberg, of course, is the producer behind “Entourage,” along with “The Fighter” and “Lone Survivor.” Entourage wasn’t a great movie, but Wahlberg’s experience in the sports and celebrity genres could work well with a Butler biopic.
Butler overcame a tough upbringing in his road to the NBA. In his book, “Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA,” Butler wrote about how he sold drugs before basketball ultimately saved his life.
In a statement from Swanson Communications, Butler spoke about teaming up with Wahlberg:
“I wanted to tell my story because I’m living proof that it is possible to overcome adversity and make a better life for yourself and your family,” said Butler. “The response from the book was overwhelming and when someone like Mark Wahlberg tells you that your life could be a movie, you listen.
“I’m excited to take the next step towards sharing my story with an even larger audience and it’s a blessing to have someone as well-known and respected as Mark Wahlberg by my side.”
Butler isn’t an NBA superstar, but he’s put together a solid 14-year pro career with an incredible story to tell. Why not make a movie about it?
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