Mark Wahlberg wants to bring Bill Belichick to the big screen.
During Wednesday's screening of Father Stu, the Boston actor, producer, and life-long New England Patriots fan teased a project focused on the iconic head coach.
"Hopefully look out for a Bill Belichick biopic in the near future," Wahlberg told WBZ-TV's Breana Pitts.
That doesn't necessarily mean Mark Mark would play the curmudgeonly Belichick. However, Wahlberg expressed confidence in his ability to handle the role during an interview on WEEI 93.7's The Greg Hill Show.
“It all started when somebody was like who would you see yourself playing: Tom Brady or Bill Belichick?" Wahlberg said. "I think I look a little more like Bill Belichick, let’s just be real, which is fine. I love Bill and I also know Bill, so to be able to hear Bill be on the podium where he says next to nothing and really hear him -- I just kind of threw it out there, but yeah, if it’s a possibility I think he would trust me to do him justice.”
Not everyone sees Wahlberg as the right fit to play the NFL's third all-time winningest coach.
Others think he has other parts in mind.
Meanwhile, some Patriots fan still aren't ready to forgive Wahlberg for leaving Super LI before they completed a comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Wahlberg as Belichick (or Brady) doesn't feel like optimal casting. Then again, it wouldn't be much weirder than Kevin James playing Sean Payton.
Would you want to see a Belichick movie, and who's the right person to play him?