Mark Wahlberg is apparently in final negotiations to star in an adaptation of the comic book 2 Guns .
The Boom! Studios comic was originally signed by Universal Pictures in August 2008 as a vehicle for Vince Vaughn.
However, both Vaughn and director David O. Russell are now thought to have dropped out.
The 2 Guns comic book was written by Steven Grant, with art by Mat Santolouco and follows the stories of an undercover Naval Intelligence officer and a DEA agent who steal money from the mob.
Scheduling problems are thought to have pushed The Fighter director Russell off the movie, as he'll be shooting The Silver Linings Playbook with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper when the 2 Guns production is expected to start later this year.