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Mackie has proven himself capable of jumping into just about anything and making it better, from excellent second-banana work in The Hurt Locker to a slyly funny and soulful role in The Adjustment Bureau to, hey why not, Real Steel. It'll be interesting to see how he meshes his own charisma with The Rock and Wahlberg
Now, before you start laughing, remember that Lopez legitimized herself with tough performances in Selena, Out of Sight, and Oliver Stone’s U-Turn. But yes, she since has gone on to accept safe, forgettable roles in films like Maid in Manhattan, Gigli and Jersey Girl in recent years.
The Fighter was a solid movie, and Ward is a great character for Wahlberg to play. He was overshadowed by Christian Bale as drug-addled brother Dicky Ward, so I wonder if a Fighter sequel (or whatever Wahlberg calls it) would need Bale before it needed Russell? Either way, it sounds like Wahlberg wants to get back in the ring to tell that story, and it likely will happen sooner rather than later.
Back in 2001, Tim Burton spun a straight-up remake of the original Planet of the Apes, starring Mark Wahlberg in the astronaut role made famous by Charlton “Damn Dirty Apes” Heston. It was, as you may recall, not very good. It didn’t really improve on the original, and in its attempts to put a new spin on the movie’s infamous twist ending, it instead wound up being merely nonsensical.
Both actors have had discussions with Bay, though Johnson’s closer to signing than Wahlberg. The story would be adapted from an article that ran in Miami New Times back in 1999. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who co-wrote Captain America together, wrote the original script and admit it mirrors Fargo, but both actors have a slew of potential projects on their plate...
Pepper’s been on a bit of a role. He recently took home an Emmy for playing Bobby Kennedy in the otherwise-controversial The Kennedys on Starz. He also wrapped a part in Terrence Malick’s latest, mysterious project, where he’ll act opposite Javier Bardem. But he’s such a reliable character actor that adding him to virtually any ensemble immediately improves the gathered cast
Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones are on board for Broken City, with the former playing the government official who hires Wahlberg’s character. Now Variety reports that Alona Tal and Natalie Martinez have signed on to play two female leads in the thriller that will be directed by Allen Hughes (From Hell). Tal has been tapped to play Wahlberg's assistant in the film, while Martinez in on board as the Departed star’s girlfriend. Lucky her.
Catherine Zeta-Jones hasn’t been around much over the last few years, but it looks as though she has a flurry of projects in the works, one of which puts her opposite Russell Crowe. The No Reservations actress has been signed on to star in the Allen Hughes directed Broken City.
Yep. Looks like Wahlberg’s ready to go to great lengths to protect his family from some pretty nasty thugs. I don’t know enough about Contraband director Baltasar Kormákur, an Icelandic filmmaker whose credits include Jar City and Inhale. So we have to lean on the cast, which is pretty impressive
You may not be surprised to learn that the movie won't be all that different from Contraband-- the plot reported by Variety involves "a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who unwittingly investigate each other as each steals mob money." As a matter of fact, it sounds a lot more like The Departed and the film it was based on, Infernal Affairs
The trailer for the new Mark Wahlberg thriller Contraband opens with this bit of dialogue: "You were the best of the best. But the proudest day of my life was when you turned legit. You started a family and you got outta the life." When a trailer opens with that kind of bald-faced exposition, in which a father speaks the facts of a son's life who knows these things perfectly well, you know you're headed somewhere very, very familiar
I must say that I do find it funny that Bradley Cooper would decide that he would rather work with Alex Proyas than star in a remake of one of Proyas' best movies. Unfortunately I still think they're looking in the wrong direction if they think that Wahlberg or Tatum would make proper replacements.
Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell, the actor and director team who can't quit cooking up new projects for themselves, have set their sights on yet another idea. According to Deadline Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in the graphic novel adaptation 2 Guns, and while Russell's involvement isn't confirmed
Broken City stars Crowe as the town mayor who hires an ex-cop private investigator (Wahlberg) to spy on his wife, whom the mayor suspects is cheating on him. It turns out that she is, and mere days after Crowe finds out, his wife’s lover turns up dead. At this point Wahlberg begins his personal investigation into Crowe’s life, uncovering shady real estate deals and most likely proof that he murdered a man to stop his wife from cheating on him.
Back in December, a report came out saying that Bradley Cooper was in talks to star in The Silver Linings Playbook, a film that director David O. Russell had expressed interest in. At the time, however, Russell was also attached to direct the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and it seemed as though the videogame adaptation was his first priority.
Their enthusiasm shouldn't be mistaken for actual plans-- this is the strong face they present to critics as they promote the final season of their show, and it may not bear any resemblance to financial or creative reality. If an Entourage movie is going to happen, it ought to happen now
If she joins the production, Lawrence would play Tiffany, the next-door neighbor of Wahlberg’s character, Pat Peoples, a one-time teacher recently released from a mental institute where he was treated for depression. Now home and ready to assimilate back into society, Pat tries to reconnect with his estranged wife, Nikki, even though he has been locked away much longer than he realizes.
The two actors will team for Good Time Gang, a film that’s being set up through RCR Pictures and penned by Max Landis (son of the legendary John Landis). Wahlberg and Hill would play “party-happy mercenaries” -- which automatically sounds bizarre
It’s a property which fans have very specific ideas about, particularly when it comes to casting the movie version’s male lead. The Uncharted faithful overwhelmingly want Nathan Fillion in the lead role, he’s a dead ringer for pretty much everything the movie’s lead character should be.
Broken City, a noir-inspired police procedural, has lured Mark Wahlberg and director Allen Hughes, according to Deadline. The story would follow a former cop turned private detective who is hired to tail the mayor’s wife because he suspects that she’s cheating
The Fighter doesn’t seem like the kind of movie that lends itself to a sequel, but director David O. Russell has been talking about doing another one almost since the moment the original was released. Mark Wahlberg has been on board with this notion too, lobbying to get another one done and only to eager to get back in the ring as Micky Ward.
It came as a surprise to few - and was a joy to many - when it was announced yesterday that David O. Russell would no longer be directing the videogame adaptation Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. But what exactly happened? The report from yesterday said that Russell's departure was over creative differences, but what exactly did he and the studio not see eye-to-eye on?
When it was announced two days ago that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg would be starring together in a comedy called Turkey Bowl, the big story was that the film would unite the two actors again after the massively successful The Other Guys from last summer. As it turns out, the film won't only be a reunion for Wahlberg and Ferrell...
Wahlberg and Russell are planning an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel The Silver Lining Playbook, a book about “a delusional former high school history teacher who's just been released into the custody of his mom” who goes on an emotional quest to win back his ex-wife
Mark Wahlberg is one of the few who, in recent times, successfully made the jump from recording artist to successful actor (say what you will, the guy has been nominated for an acting Oscar). Decades removed from singing about Good Vibrations and taking his shirt off in music videos, apparently he wants to pass the torch.