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The original Ted didn’t really lend itself to a sequel, but when a movie earns $549 million at the global box office, the studio is bound to circle back around and ask a filmmaker what other ideas they might have in the Ted tank.
Last night, instead of a fun and peppy performance by the New Orleans Pelicans cheerleaders, Will Ferrell stopped by, playing a drunk idiot with a basketball, and nailed an unsuspecting cheerleader right in the head.
Mark Wahlberg has admitted that he wants to bring Boardwalk Empire to the big screen. There's just one little problem though ...
“Sadly, all good parties must come to an end.” This is the phrase that sets the tone for our first look at Entourage, the 2015 feature-length film based on the popular (but now defunct) HBO series.
With the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction this past summer, the giant fighting robot franchise did a bit of rebooting work. While it wasn't overall job, audiences did say goodbye to the likes of Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and others as new human characters played by Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor were introduced.
As it turns out, Mark Wahlberg did two rather crazy things while preparing to play the lead role in Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler. As we've known about for the last couple weeks, the actor dropped a surprising and dangerous 60 pounds to play the part - but what you may not know is that he also took part in some very high stakes gambling and wound up losing a whole lot of money. We're talking $45,000.
In preparation for his performance as the titular Jim Bennett in The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg made serious sacrifices to his own health and dropped a scary 60 pounds. This idea isn't that rare in Hollywood, as actors like Christian Bale and Robert De Niro have previously made headlines for similar taking similar actions, but what makes Wahlberg's case somewhat different is the fact that he experienced a very strange side effect of his weight loss.
Based on the Jim Carroll memoir, the film starred Leonardo DiCaprio as a tough New York kid with the heart of a poet. But when the critically acclaimed ingendude found out Wahlberg was up for a supporting role, he wasn’t having it.
Mark Wahlberg is pretty perfect for this role, but that title sure has some 'splaining to do.
After years in development, the comedy Daddy's Home is finally getting made - and it's coming to life with a pretty fantastic pair of lead actors. After first teaming up on the hilarious cop comedy The Other Guys back in 2010, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are set to reunite, and they're playing characters that should fit into their personal comedic wheelhouses quite well.
With the fall comes a slew of movies that are gearing for Oscar gold. Then as we move into the winter, a slate of big, flashy blockbusters pile up, demanding our attention. So how do you cut through all this clamor when you're a mid-level thriller about a professor with a gambling addiction? You unleash a trailer like The Gambler's, full of camp appeal and f-bombs, lazily chucked by the always awesome John Goodman.
Is Mark Wahlberg finally in contention for an Oscar? It certainly looks like he could be, because the first images to emerge from The Gambler prove that the usually beefy actor has undergone quite the transformation to star in Rupert Wyatt’s remake. In fact, Wahlberg has even claimed to have lost 60 pounds to play the role, which is especially impressive when you compare his size in the drama to how he looked in Transformers: Age Of Extinction.
We've gotten a look at some exclusive concept art that is part of the Transformers: Age Of Extinction special features, showcasing everything from the film's climatic Dinobot battle to Galvatron himself!
In the picture, which Wahlberg uploaded to Twitter, the muscle-bound actor can be seen riding a motorcycle that is emblazoned with Flash Gordon’s logo. Ted 2 is set to be released next summer, and will see Amanda Seyfried replace Mila Kunis as Wahlberg’s love interest, while MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed teddy bear is expected to be as disgraceful as ever.
Mark Wahlberg is riding high on box office success right now. Released just in the waning days of last month, Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction - in which Wahlberg stars as hero Cade Yeager - has already banked $174 million domestically and $575 million globally. While a lot of credit goes to the power of the Transformers brand and even Michael Bay's name, executives are still looking at Wahlberg now like he's a big 'ol bag of cash.
Mark Wahlberg has entered into negotiations with Paramount Pictures to co-star in Daddy's Home, a laffer the studio is hot to shoot soon. If the deal is closed, Wahlberg would be reuniting with Will Ferrell, with whom he starred in the hit 2010 action-comedy The Other Guys.
In the past decade or so, the subject of trailers spoiling movies has become a huge talking point when it comes to the marketing of a major motion picture. Fans have complained that too much is being shown in trailers today, and now Mark Wahlberg is stepping to agree with their pleas for better marketing.
"I know what this really means…this is the 'Too F--king Old to Come Back' award." This was the less-than-gracious but nonetheless awesome way that Mark Wahlberg began his acceptance speech at the MTV Movie Awards last night. You can watch his full speech above, where he laments his age, shushes his Entourage crew, and takes a moment to remember God among lots of cursing.
MTV seems to realize this, as they’ve selected Marky Mark to be this year’s recipient of the prestigious Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Wahlberg is a special recipient of this award, given that he’s the rare moviestar to also have been a fixture on MTV back when the ‘M’ stood for music and not “My God This Programming Is Killing My Damned Brain.”
We can expect this remake to be pretty big, as Lange joins box office champion Mark Whalberg as his mother. It will be directed by Rupert Wyatt, who rocked the box office himself with another sorta-remake, 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes.