Mark Wahlberg has come aboard to produce and possibly star in the mafia drama When Corruption Was King for Paramount Pictures.

The actor will produce alongside Stephen Levinson and Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Shane McCarthy. It isn't known if Mark Wahlberg will attach himself to star yet, although it remains a possibility. We reported just last week that Mark Wahlberg is producing and possibly starring in Bait and Switch for Universal Pictures.

Frank Baldwin is writing the screenplay for When Corruption Was King, which will be adapted from the Robert Cooley novel of the same name. The story centers on a Chicago lawyer who rose through the ranks to become a trusted member of an organized crime family. When he turns states evidence, he tries to take the mob down.

No production schedule was revealed at this time. The studio is still searching for a director to take on When Corruption Was King.