Mark Wahlberg an 'Avon Man'?
In Avon Man, Wahlberg would portray an unemployed car dealer who reluctantly takes on the role of beauty product salesman, overcoming his initial embarrassment and using his charm to become a top-seller. He also gets his macho jobless friends involved to help his struggling family by boosting sales to win a regional contest.
According to Deadline.com, Wahlberg and partner Stephen Levinson will produce the picture, which was originally written by Kevin Bisch. Austin Powers co-writer Michael McCullers is scheduled to pen a new draft.
Avon Man is also looking for a director, after Kevin Lima dropped out of the project.
Hugh Jackman was initially attached to appear, but dropped out of the running because of an anticipated schedule clash with The Wolverine.
Mark recently wrapped Broken City opposite Russell Crowe and can next be seen on screen in the Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted.