Mark Wahlberg May Play John Grisham Lawyer

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor Mark Wahlberg arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/2012 Getty Images

Mark Wahlberg has played his fare share of cops and criminals, but he may be tackling his first role as a lawyer: Variety reports that the actor is in talks to star in The Partner, based on the 1997 legal potboiler by John Grisham. Wahlberg would play a junior partner who absconds with $90 million worth of ill-gotten gains from his firm, but despite faking his death and fleeing the country, his former colleagues manage to track him down. You just couldn't resist those long-distance orders from Wahlburgers, could you Mark? So sloppy!