An Italian Job TV Series Is in the Works at NBC, Will Hopefully Still Star Wahlberg and Bad Goatees


No matter how hard he tries, Wahlberg can't get enough of the high-stakes heist world, and apparently, neither can NBC. An Italian Job TV series is now in the works, inspired by the 1969 film and its 2003 remake, Deadline reports. Paramount TV will take on the project, which is fitting, because its sister movie studio was behind the original British film starring Michael Caine and the 2003 film starring Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron. The series will be written and executive-produced by Rob Weiss (HBO’s Entourage, Ballers) and Benjamin Brand (IFC’s Bollywood Hero). As should be expected, The Italian Job series is described as a noisy, sexy, thriller that follows a makeshift family of criminals, who must get back into the game when an opportunity arises to get their leader out of jail. The character of Charlie Croker, previously played by Caine and Wahlberg, will try to go straight, but won't be able to resist the rush of running through red lights and destroying property with reckless abandon. Watch the trailer for the 2003 film below.