The reality TV star is said to have signed with the prestigious William Morris agency, who also represent celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden and Cat Deeley.
"Mark doesn't want to be seen as some reality show boy," a source told the Sunday Mirror. "He wants to forge a proper career for himself and prove people wrong.
"He studied at Sylvia Young stage school when he was younger and is by no means thick. He wants to be an actor and be taken seriously - and right now he's not sure whether going back for another series of The Only Way Is Essex is the right move.
"He wants to be taken seriously and have longevity. He just doesn't know what to do right now. There are two other offers on the table and the E! network in the States is interested in working with him."
Wright allegedly threatened to quit The Only Way Is Essex earlier this week in a row over pay.
However, he denied reports that he will join his co-star Amy Childs in leaving the ITV2 programme to appear in Channel 5's first series of Celebrity Big Brother.