Four Brothers: According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Singleton has signed to direct and Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in Four Brothers for Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Paramount Pictures.

The contemporary feature concerns four brothers who set out to avenge the death of their mother. Dave Elliot and Paul Lovett are writing the script.

Last month, Singleton signed on to develop the video game "Fear & Respect" for Midway Games, in which Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone is the controlling shareholder. The video game is being developed by producer Christine Peters as a feature film for the Viacom-owned studio (HR 9/24).

Wahlberg is set to appear in Paramount's The Italian Job 2, which he opted to appear in over Lions Gate's The Black Dahlia, directed by Brian De Palma.