aaaMark Wahlberg is a huge sports fanatic, and his latest venture is taking that love to the next level. On Tuesday it was announced that Caron Butler and Mark Wahlberg have reached an agreement to finance and produce the film version of Butler’s autobiography “Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA.” If you haven’t read the book, you should definitely pick it up before the movie is made (you have quite a while).

According to Swanson PR:

The memoir, which chronicles Butler’s troubled youth in Racine, Wisc. to his 14-year career in the NBA and burgeoning businessman, was released in early October to high praise and significant support from fans, athletes and celebrities – including Vice President Joe Biden, Floyd Mayweather, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and Wahlberg.

Wahlberg apparently enjoyed it so much that he and his partners at Leverage Entertainment, Inc., Music for the People, Inc. and Closest to the Hole Productions have fully committed to the financing as well as the production for the film version of the book.

There is no time table as of yet for the film’s release.

[Swanson PR]