There have been some odd couples in pop culture lately — Nelly and Tim McGraw, for one — but there’s another that might top them all.
Actor/former rapper Mark Wahlberg and incarcerated rapper Shyne are teaming to produce a documentary about their lives and their differences. The yet-untitled project, which is currently in production, will follow Wahlberg — who was tried as an adult and incarcerated when he was 16 — as he talks with Shyne and his fellow inmates. It will also feature interviews with a host of hip-hop A-listers.
The film is scheduled to be released theatrically next summer in conjunction with Shyne’s third album. The LP, which is also currently untitled, will include production from Kanye West, Just Blaze and the Alchemist.
Wahlberg is an executive producer of the HBO series “Entourage” and is also acting as executive producer and narrator of a documentary called “Juvies,” which examines the U.S. juvenile-justice system.
Shyne is currently serving a 10-year sentence at Clinton Correctional Facility in New York state.
For more on Shyne, check out our exclusive interview conducted inside the walls of Clinton Correctional Facility, “Shyne: Blessed With Curses.”