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Wahlberg is Happening!

Mar. 30, 2007by:
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UPDATE - Wow, two-for-two today! Variety confirms our below March 14th report about Mark Wahlberg starring in M. Night Shyamalan's THE HAPPENING today. Man, my arm hurts from all this back patting...

I was just enjoying the coma I fell into after having to write an article about a movie titled PART-TIME PIRATES when the JoBlo Tipline rang and woke me from my slumber. "Yello?" "Mike Sampson?," whispered the voice on the other end of the line. "Yeah..." "I've got a hot tip for you. This is Mark Wahlberg's brother." "Donnie? Why are you calling here again? I told you, I'm flattered but I'm not ga--" "No, this is Leon Wahlberg, the lesser known brother who works at the Cold Stone Creamery in Boston. I have some exclusive news on my brother's next movie. Nothing is set in stone yet but here's the scoop: Mark is in talks to star in M. Night Shyamalan's next film THE HAPPENING. It's that eco-thriller about Mother Nature seeking revenge on Earth. Mark would be playing Elliot Moore, a teacher and struggling musician. It's his struggle, along with that of his ex-wife and daughter, that we follow in the film. Now like I said, the deal is far from done but he is what we would call "in talks" for the role. Those talks can be very preliminary or, by the time we're done on the phone, can be very advanced. Keep in mind that publicists like to announce an actor's next movie as their current movie is getting ready to hit theaters. SHOOTER opens next Friday. Coincidence? Finally, this HAPPENING movie wouldn't conflict with the planned boxing movie with Matt Damon, which would film late spring/early summer with Shyamalan not getting started until August. Gotta go my manager is looking at me funny." *CLICK*

Source: JoBlo.com

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7:21PM on 03/29/2007

So wait..

That phone conversation wasnt real? ahhhh...but i cant wait for this
That phone conversation wasnt real? ahhhh...but i cant wait for this
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1:21AM on 03/15/2007
I don't really care about the news, but I appreciate Mr. Sampson's spicing of up of the delivery. Anytime you want to try out a new conceptual way to inform the public, go for it.
I don't really care about the news, but I appreciate Mr. Sampson's spicing of up of the delivery. Anytime you want to try out a new conceptual way to inform the public, go for it.
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10:39PM on 03/14/2007

To M.F. Star

Oh shit, I totally forgot about Boogie Nights! Haven't seen Huckabees but I've heard a lot about it. ahaha heyyy I am probably the only person that thought Planet of the Apes kicked some hardcore ass. oh well
Oh shit, I totally forgot about Boogie Nights! Haven't seen Huckabees but I've heard a lot about it. ahaha heyyy I am probably the only person that thought Planet of the Apes kicked some hardcore ass. oh well
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6:20PM on 03/14/2007

Sounding better

Oh DrkBlueXG, I was with you... then you said Planet of the Apes and totally lost me. Mark is the shit though. Personally I think he's at his best when he gets to work his comedic chops into her performances like with Boogie Nights, I Heart Huckabees, and The Departed.
Oh DrkBlueXG, I was with you... then you said Planet of the Apes and totally lost me. Mark is the shit though. Personally I think he's at his best when he gets to work his comedic chops into her performances like with Boogie Nights, I Heart Huckabees, and The Departed.
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2:48PM on 03/14/2007

It's about time

Seriously, Mark is an actor that is very under-rated. I thought he kicked ass in Planet of the apes and Departed just showed once again that he isn't a force to be reckoned with. I'm glad that he's finally being recognized since he really deserves it IMO.
Seriously, Mark is an actor that is very under-rated. I thought he kicked ass in Planet of the apes and Departed just showed once again that he isn't a force to be reckoned with. I'm glad that he's finally being recognized since he really deserves it IMO.
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2:33PM on 03/14/2007

WOW

I can't wait now. Mark is a good choice too, but I thought M.night will talk to JOHNNY DEPP about it. Well, Whatever M.Night thinks, that's better as he is the perfectionist.

Way to go. can't wait
I can't wait now. Mark is a good choice too, but I thought M.night will talk to JOHNNY DEPP about it. Well, Whatever M.Night thinks, that's better as he is the perfectionist.

Way to go. can't wait
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2:07PM on 03/14/2007

ALSO

Night will retain all Intellectual Property Rights, and earn 25% of the films revenue from all sources, for all time.
Night will retain all Intellectual Property Rights, and earn 25% of the films revenue from all sources, for all time.
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2:05PM on 03/14/2007

fuck yeah!!

somehow my post was posted 3 times, so I'll edit. UTV is co-producing THE HAPPENING with Fox. They will split production costs, and marketing costs. Both figures round out to about $60 million.
somehow my post was posted 3 times, so I'll edit. UTV is co-producing THE HAPPENING with Fox. They will split production costs, and marketing costs. Both figures round out to about $60 million.
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2:00PM on 03/14/2007

fuck yeah!!

Sign me up for this one, cause I'm ready!! Also, UTV is co-producing the film with Fox.
Sign me up for this one, cause I'm ready!! Also, UTV is co-producing the film with Fox.
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