Mark Wahlberg had to suffer through a conversation with a sickly, squeaky movie website editor today. Poor guy. But I did warn him up front that Demi Moore would be standing in today, and he was cool with that. As you would be. Much better than picturing a scruffy pale Aussie with a volcanic bout of pneumonia on the other end of the line, right?
But seriously, great guy and just divinely appreciative that, even in my poorly state, I’d take time out to chat to him about a film he’s undeniably passionate about – “The Fighter”. The pleasure was all mine, sir. Terrific movie. Great performance.
The interview will run in a week or so – it’s one of a dozen or so interviews I’ll have to transcribe before mid January – but for the moment I thought I’d let you know what Mr. Wahlberg had to say about a couple of his upcoming projects (sorry, I didn’t touch on the upcoming stuff too much, I was too interested in speaking about “The Fighter” and his insane exercise and boxing regiment).
Firstly, Wahlberg is indeed – despite the incessant requests to see Nathan Fillion cast instead – set to play Nathan Drake in the feature film version of Playstation game series “Uncharted“.
There’s suggestion’s Wahlberg’s not a lock, even talk that the film’s nowhere near happening, but according to the actor it’s happening… and sometime mid-year.
”David O’Russell is writing right now and hopes to direct”, Wahlberg says. “It’s myself, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro”.
The musician cum actor says they’re “hopefully going to shoot it in the Summer time”.
Wahlberg, currently in New Orleans starring in and producing “Contraband”, also reassured this ‘Entourage’ fan (Man, I don’t know how I’ll cope when the show sails off into the sunset) that Vinnie Chase and co. weren’t going anywhere.
The upcoming “Entourage” film, which will get underway when the series ends, isn’t going to be a one-off.
”It will hopefully be the first of at least three Entourage films”, says Wahlberg, executive producer of the hit HBO series.
Look out for the interview with Wahlberg shortly.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.