Captain America actor Chris Evans will reportedly be replaced by Mark Wahlberg in Antoine Fuqua’s action thriller Infinite. Rumour mill says that Mark is in negotiations to take on the role previously given to Chris. The Avengers star had signed on to the movie in February this year but is unable to continue with the project due to scheduling issues. Based on D Eric Maikranz’s novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” Infinite follows centers on the Cognomina which is a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. John Lee Hancock of The Blind Side fame and Ian Shorr of Splinter are behind the adapted script.
The thriller is being produced by Paramount Pictures, John Zaozirny alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at Di Bonaventura Pictures. The executive producer is Rafi Crohn.
The movie follows a troubled young, Evan Michaels, who is hunted by the memories of what he believes are his past two lives. Evan seeks helps from the Cognomina which is a secret organization where the members are able to recollect memories from their previous lives. These people use knowledge from their past lives to share the course of history.
Set to release on August 7 next year, Infinite was supposed to go on floors this fall. Fuqua directed the 2001 crime thriller Training Day starring Denzel Washington – who took home the Academy Award for Best Actor. Most recently, he directed The Equaliser 2 and television documentary “American Dream/ American knightmare.”
Wahlberg most recently appeared in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family” and longtime collaborator Peter Berg’s action pic “Mile 22.” He will star in Netflix’s upcoming thriller “Wonderland,” again directed by Berg, as well as the drama “Good Joe Bell” opposite Connie Britton. He will also have a voice role in the Warner Bros. animated Scooby-Do pic “Scoob.”
Fuqua is best-known for his 2001 film “Training Day”; Denzel Washington took home the Academy Award for best actor for his work in the crime thriller. Fuqua most recently directed “The Equalizer 2” starring Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman. He also directed the TV documentary “American Dream/American Knightmare” which reported the life and exploits of Suge Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, and his influence on a highly influential era in music.