Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:40:16 GMT

Mark Wahlberg to produce hacker thriller

Los Angeles, Dec 14 (PTI) "Ted" star Mark Wahlberg is all set to produce a thriller about a hacker, who targeted high school students.

The 41-year-old actor could also take on a role in the Universal movie, which is being scripted by Jonathan Herman based on a piece written by David Kushner for GQ magazine called ''The Hacker Is Watching'', reported Examiner online.

The real-life case saw students at a large US high school targeted by a ruthless, skilled hacker who gained access to their computers and managed to set up the webcams on their laptops to film them unawares, as well as sending malware and various other rogue files to the machines.

Wahlberg and his producing partner Stephen Levinson have previously produced "Contraband" for Universal and are also developing action comedy "Bait and Switch" and thriller "The Disciple Program" for the studio.

Wahlberg can next be seen starring in "Broken City", "2 Guns", and "Lone Survivor", and was recently linked with a role in "Transformers 4".

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