Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

Actor Mark Wahlberg is reportedly in talks to star in a film about the Deepwater oil spill.

The Lone Survivor star is the frontrunner to play a manager in Deepwater Horizon, which will be adapted from a New York Times' article about the disaster, according to Deadline.com.

Margin Call's J.C. Chandor will direct the film, which is slated to begin shooting next year (15).

Eleven people were killed when the Deepwater Horizon Rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the ocean and resulting in the largest spill in U.S. history.