Los Angeles: Actor Mark Wahlberg has been signed on to star in the buddy-cop action comedy "Partners".
The 44-year-old "Ted" star will play an LAPD detective, who falls for a beautiful woman after a one-night stand, only to discover that she is an FBI agent and his new boss on a high profile case, reported Deadline.
The movie, written by Evan Turner, apparently has a template of Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt-starrer "Mr and Mrs Smith", with big action set pieces.
Production house New Line is looking for the right actress to match with Wahlberg, and a director.
"Partners" will be produced by Leverage Entertainment?s Stephen Levinson. The actor, who is currently shooting "Deep Water Horizon", will next be seen with Will Ferrell in "Daddy's Home".