Actor Mark Wahlberg went from a jailed Boston street thug to a respected, legitimate actor in less than a decade. Who can forget his first major role starring as ambitious porn star Dirk Diggler in “Boogie Nights” (1997). He has since starred in many films, including “Three Kings” (1999), “Four Brothers” (2005) and “The Departed” (2006), for which he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The list continues with big titles “Shooter” (2007), “The Lovely Bones” (2009) and “The Fighter” (2010). He is also the co-creator and executive producer of HBO’s comedy series “Entourage” (2004-2011), with its loosely-based portrayal of his life as a young star suddenly flush with cash, power and women. Lets have a quick look at what we can expect from him over the next couple of year.
Mark Wahlberg’s “2 Guns” is aiming to be at the top spot this weekend.
The action comedy is directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who previously worked with Wahlberg on the action film Contraband. Denzel Washington is co-starring with Wahlberg on the film, based on a comic series of the same name published by Boom!
“2 Guns” trailer:
Moviegoers making their way to the theaters this weekend will get a chance to see the trailer for his next film, “Lone Survivor”, which is set to be released in December. Pete Berg will be at the helm, which includes an all star cast: Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana.
The film is based on the true story of a four-man Navy SEAL team fighting off the Taliban in the Afghan mountains after their mission is botched.
“Lone Survivor” trailer:
New images from the filming location of “Transformers 4” in Michigan has been released. Daily Mail.com has the scoop, showing Wahlberg carrying an unusually big sword over his shoulder with his jacket covered in dust and blood splatter on his face.
Wahlberg discussed how working with Bay on “Pain and Gain” lead to Transformers 4:
“That’s why Transformers came about, because we had such a great time working together [on Pain and Gain]. We kind of complemented each other throughout the entire process, what he does and what I do and what we were able to do together, and then after that I was like ‘Dude we gotta work together again,’ and he was like, ‘Well I got a project, you interested?’ (laughs)”
An unofficial image that went viral online teased a major explosion scene taking place on two Boblo boats, the S.S. Columbia and the S.S. Ste. Clair. “Transformers 4” is said to be darker than its predecessors, new faces Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci , T.J. Miller, Li Bingbing and Han Geng will act besides fellow newcomer Wahlberg.
“Transformers 4” is set for release on June 27, 2014
Bleedingcool.com confirmed the “Ted 2” sequel back in January.
Empireonline.com asked Whalberg if the sequel will be more story-driven?
“Yeah, I talked to Seth [MacFarlane] a little bit about it when we were preparing to do our things for the Oscars. Look, I’ve never done a sequel before and I’ve always been apprehensive about it, but he comes from television, he continues to write character stuff – he’s great at it.”
“And so when he started telling me these ideas, I was like, ‘Dude, I’m in. Don’t worry about it. Let’s do it.’ But he was also saying what he wants is more of John and Ted… I can’t wait. I can’t wait to spend another three months with him, because you learn a lot from him and I’m always stealing a bunch of stuff. ”
“Ted” is directed, co-produced and co-written by Seth MacFarlane, with MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in leading roles. The previous cast members from the original film will reprise their roles.
No official release date has been set.
Update: “Ted 2″ Release Date Announced