David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg to Reunite for The Silver Lining Playbook

Mark Wahlberg attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images

Informed sources tell Vulture that David O. Russell has convinced his Fighter star Mark Wahlberg to team up again: Wahlberg will star in Russell’s adaptation of Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel The Silver Lining Playbook, about a delusional former high school history teacher who's just been released into the custody of his mom. Believing that he’s only been away for a few months instead of the four years he just spent in a mental institution, the teacher sets about wooing back his ex-wife. Russell had been hired to adapt the Sony Playstation video game title Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for Sony’s Columbia Pictures, but we’re told that with Wahlberg coming aboard, it’s looking increasingly likely that Playbook will be Russell’s next film.