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Mark Wahlberg & Jonah Hill Are The 'Good Time Gang' In New Cop Action Flick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2011 2:39 AM
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While John Landis hasn't made anything worth talking about since "Coming To America," his son Max Landis is carrying the family name. The up-and-coming scribe penned the forthcoming superhero flick "Chronicle"; he's got “Amnesty” a mysterious project described as a cross between J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert Ludlum with Ron Howard attached and he's penning one of the many Frankenstein pics knocking around Hollywood looking to get made. Now another Max Landis project is attracting some heavyweight talent.

Allen Hughes & Mark Wahlberg Neo-Noir 'Broken City' Gets Financing, Moves Forward A Tiny Bit

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2011 5:07 AM
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Last year, when Mark Wahlberg was busy on "The Fighter" press circuit, most notably talking up "Uncharted" -- which his best bud David O. Russell has now officially moved on from -- there was one other project he mentioned: "Broken City." Wahlberg said last fall, “there’s this other thing, 'Broken City,' that I want to do at the end of next year with Allen Hughes directing, which is on the Black List. It’s one of the best unproduced screenplays, an amazing piece of material that should attract amazing talent.” Well, it certainly has the money behind it now.

Mark Wahlberg Remains Pretty Insistent There's Going To Be A 'Fighter 2'

  • By The Playlist
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  • June 8, 2011 11:45 AM
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The idea of a sequel to "The Fighter" is a cute thought. One has to assume high of the success off the picture (some seven odd years in the making) producer/actor Mark Wahlberg and director David O. Russell -- who have worked together on three films so far, "Three Kings," "I Heart Huckabees" and the aforementioned pugilist picture -- were just shitcking ideas around in a celebratory fashion.

Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg Teaming Up Again For Football Comedy 'Turkey Bowl'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2011 10:28 AM
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Alec Baldwin To Play Wahlberg's FatherWondering if Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg got along during the making of the cop-comedy flick, "The Other Guys" as directed by Adam McKay? Here's your answer: the duo are reuniting on a football comedy project called, "Turkey Bowl."

Mark Wahlberg Re-Uniting With David O. Russell For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 13, 2011 12:55 PM
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Film Will Seemingly Shoot Ahead Of Video Game Adaptation 'Uncharted' The first time David O. Russell teamed up with Mark Wahlberg, it was on the outstanding "Three Kings," but their follow-up was something of a mixed bag: "I Heart Huckabees" divided critics, and was mostly ignored by audiences. But Wahlberg was brilliant in it, and their third collaboration, "The Fighter," was far more successful, picking up Oscar nominations and a hefty box office take, and the two seemed to be a good team. Unfortunately, their next mooted film was the video game adaptation "Uncharted" which, while we have faith that Russell would turn out something more interesting than, say, "Mortal Kombat," it didn't necessarily seem to be the best use of their talents.

WTF: Justin Bieber & Mark Wahlberg To Star In Gritty Street Basketball Drama

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 28, 2011 1:02 AM
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What is the deal with Justin Bieber? Seriously. Listen, we get that we're not the demographic for this kid, but we'd understand the hoopla around him if there was some kind of talent or charisma. Obviously, he appeals to the tweenage set who scream and mob city streets just catch a glimpse of that stupid haircut but for everyone else? If you're over twenty and listen to Justin Bieber in earnest, you need assistance. But hey, we'll acknowledge that his concert film "Never Say Never" nearly brought $100 million worldwide so clearly there is an audience for this guy. But for whatever reason, he's now being packaged as a serious actor.

Universal Pulls A 'Bait And Switch' For Mark Wahlberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2011 1:44 AM
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Universal Pictures seem to have found a new BFF in Mark Wahlberg. The actor/producer currently has two films in the work for the studio -- the action/thriller "Contraband" and the comedy "Ted" -- and they have now picked up another vehicle to be developed for the star.

Mark Wahlberg Contemplating Sequel To 'The Fighter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2011 3:14 AM
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Mark Wahlberg must be feeling pretty good this week. After shepherding the project for years, his boxing pic "The Fighter" walked away from Sunday night's Oscars with two major awards under its belt with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo winning Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively. At the box office, the film has been a powerhouse as well, quietly marching to over $100 million worldwide and so, no surprise, Wahlberg is beginning to ruminate on a possible sequel.

David O. Russell May Direct 'Cocaine Cowboys' With Mark Wahlberg; Still Unsure If 'Uncharted' Next

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 22, 2011 5:23 AM
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'The Fighter' Filmmaker Has Plenty Of Options To Choose FromExclusive: Sometimes an IMDB page needs a little bit of cleaning. If you're filmmaker David O. Russell, it needs constant care and pruning. Perhaps more than any other working director out there -- save possibly Ridley Scott who attaches himself to projects like you and I change underwear -- "The Fighter" director has been attached to around a dozen projects since circa 2006. "The Grackle," starring Matthew McConaghey, "H-Man Cometh," the rom-com "Aaron and Sarah" and "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies" are just four of many that are no longer happening.

"Something Was Protecting This Movie" - Mark Wahlberg & David O. Russell Discuss 'The Fighter'

  • By Leah Zak
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  • February 10, 2011 2:58 AM
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In the perpetual buzz of awards season, "The Fighter" has certainly made its amount of noise. The film was nominated for six Golden Globes (and took home two of them for Melissa Leo and Christian Bale), and now it's in the running for seven Oscars, including Best Picture. Back in January, we covered director David O. Russell's discussion with fellow filmmaker Spike Jonze at the MOMI in New York, but after the jump find part two -- if you will -- West coast style. Perhaps a bit more laid back (with the slight exception of Russell, who still donned a bow tie and tux having just come from the WGA awards) and with celebrity cameos to boot (Mark Wahlberg and actor Jack McGee were surprise guests), the filmmakers gathered after a screening of the film for a brief discussion at Hollywood's Egyptian theatre on what it took to bring "The Fighter" to the screen.

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