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The Small Screen: Aaron Sorkin's HBO Drama 'More As The Story Develops' Gets Pilot Pick Up

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 31, 2011 3:56 AM
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Jake Kasdan Teaming With Liz Meriwether For 'Chicks & Dicks,' Mark Wahlberg Sells Sports Pilot 'Home Game'After acclaimed but short-lived runs for two behind-the-scenes shows with "Sports Night" and "Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip," who would have thought Aaron Sorkin would have a third chance at a show with a similar concept? Well, thanks to David Fincher and "The Social Network" the writer gets his shot with HBO now ordering a pilot for his cable news show drama, tentatively titled "More As The Story Develops."

The Long Road To 'The Green Hornet': Clooney, Kevin Smith, Wahlberg, Gyllenhaal & More Once Involved

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 12, 2011 5:15 AM
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"The Green Hornet" Finally Arrives On Screen... What A Long Strange Trip It's Been; Greg Kinnear, Jet Li and Jason Scott Lee Were All Once AttachedHere's a major understatement: the life of "The Green Hornet" feature film adaptation has been a long and drawn out process. In the most recent issue of EW (not online), producer Neal Moritz said, "It's certainly been a tumultuous road." Now the film has finally arrived thanks to Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Michel Gondry and Sony and well... you've probably read our review by now, but it hasn't been easy.

Diego Luna & Lukas Haas Join Mark Wahlberg's 'Contraband'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2011 2:53 AM
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With lensing set to begin shortly, the cast of the relatively low budget thriller "Contraband" is taking its final form.

'Uncharted 3' Video Game Director Says David O. Russell & Mark Wahlberg's Details On The Film Untrue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 10:03 AM
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Well, this is a weird one. In the run up to the release of "The Fighter," director David O. Russell and star Mark Wahlberg openly and gladly talked about what appeared to be their forthcoming collaboration on the big screen version of the popular video game "Uncharted." But now, according to "Uncharted 3" video game director Justin Richmond, none of the things Russell actually said were true and Wahlberg is not signed on to the film. Huh?

Mila Kunis & Adam Scott In Negotiations To Join Mark Wahlberg In 'Ted'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 14, 2010 12:01 AM
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“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane's upcoming Universal live action/animated hybrid comedy "Ted," starring Mark Wahlberg, just nabbed itself two more actors.

Review: 'The Fighter' Is A Scrappy Little Knockout

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 7, 2010 5:45 AM
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Picture Is Also A Surprisingly Funny, Touching Story About The Foibles Of Family; Bale Seems Oscar-Nom BoundThere are onscreen dramas that claim to be about family, but they never really involve the protagonist having to make difficult decisions. Often the family is too saintly, or too important, to ignore. Other times, the best route for the protagonist to follow is to form a surrogate family, as blood relatives appear untrustworthy or devious. Rarely does a film come along that respects its audience enough to present the clear conflicts and difficulties of being around the ones who love you. Whether it be their all-encompassing love, their lack of education, or your own stubborness, the bonds that define what a family means can become frayed. When you love someone, it takes more than a mirror to show you that you have the capacity to simultaneously be terrible.

Mark Wahlberg Reveals Animated Bear In 'Ted' Will Be Motion-Captured

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2010 5:19 AM
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We're kind of curious to hear what James Cameron thinks of this, but the upcoming Universal live action/animated hybrid comedy by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane has a lot riding on it. Starting with its reported $65 million budget. The figure is extraordinarily high for an R-rated comedy (remember, Paramount put the kibosh on "Anchorman 2" because they thought the $60 million budget was too high) but the filmmakers are making sure they're gonna spend the shit out of it.

Ben Foster & Giovanni Ribisi Looking To Deal 'Contraband' With Mark Wahlberg & Kate Beckinsale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2010 4:10 AM
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With production set to begin in March, things are gearing up for the Universal thriller "Contraband" that already has Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale set to star.

Watch: Mark Wahlberg Gets Into Fighting Shape In New Trailer For 'The Fighter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2010 10:45 AM
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While most early reviews have pegged David O. Russell's "The Fighter" as a mainstream crowd pleasing boxing fix, that hasn't stopped the marketing team behind the film to deliver some very clever teasers and trailers for the film. Back in October, an arty clip was debuted for audiences of "Mad Men" and now, with just over a week until the film hits, a new testosterone heavy spot has been unveiled.

Mark Wahlberg Attached To Star In Black Listed Neo-Noir 'Broken City'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 25, 2010 2:00 AM
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Plan Is For Allen Hughes To Direct The week leading up to Thanksgiving is always a quiet one, and this week was no exception -- there's been very little news to go round. So thank the god of movie blogs for Mark Wahlberg, who seems to have caused about 75% of all news stories this week. He's not in "The Crow!" He is in David O. Russell's "Uncharted!" He thought "The Happening" was a giant piece of shit too! And, even on Turkey Day itself, the artist formerly known as the leader of the Funky Bunch has come through, giving details of a new project he's circling to MTV.

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