Donnie Wahlberg picks up a film project

“Blue Bloods’’ actor and Dorchester-bred pop star Donnie Wahlberg will appear in a new movie in New York — assuming the project has funding. The New Kid on the Block has been cast in the movie “Home,’’ which will be filmed around Brooklyn by director Jono Oliver, who’s worked on “The Great Debaters,’’ “Margot at the Wedding,’’ and “Conviction.’’ “Home’’ is about a man who wants to move out of a group home and reconnect with his son. According to Oliver’s Kickstarter page, which aimed to get $100,000 from donors (he was up to more than $30,000 last we checked), other cast members include S. Epatha Merkerson, formerly of “Law & Order,’’ and James McDaniel, formerly of “NYPD: Blue.’’ Oliver must be a friend of Wahlberg’s; he also works on “Blue Bloods’’ as an assistant director.

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