Just because you can see his ribs, doesn’t mean he’s not packin’ brains.
I should know.
How you doin’?
Mark Wahlberg. Undies-spruiker. Actor. Producer.
The guy has definitely done well for himself. And I don’t think it’s luck. I got a sense of this a year or so back when I spoke to him for “The Fighter”; he’s one of the savviest and most skilled businessman out there. Dude knows what he wants, when he wants it – much like Pepe Le Pew.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the “Lone Survivor” actor spoke a lot about… well, anything.. but hidden in the article were a couple of nuggets about projects he has in the works.
One is a TV reboot of the popular ’80s drama “Highway to Heaven”, which starred Michael Landon as an angel that returns on a weekly basis, squeezes himself into your set, and proceeds to fix someone’s life up.
According to the article, Wahlberg pitched NBC’s Bob Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke on the idea sometime last month. Since this is the first I’ve heard of the idea, I’ve no idea whether they bit or not.
Also on Donnie’s bro’s dance-card, a feature film adaptation of David Sheff’s 2008 memoir ”Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction.”
”I’ve met with Cameron Crowe about possibly doing that,” he says.
Here’s the Amazon description for it :
What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3 A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the rehabs. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic.
Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.
Kleenex. Now. Goddammit!
Add those two to the conglomerate of projects listed on Wahlberg’s IMDB Pro page as being ‘in-development’.
- Scott, Collette set for Dougherty’s Krampus - March 4, 2015
- New directing assignments for Bryan Singer, Joseph Kosinski - March 4, 2015
- David Denman shoots for 13 Hours - March 4, 2015
- Usher for Independence Day 2, Sullivan for new Europacorp actioner - March 4, 2015
- Warner lands a Green Lantern! - March 4, 2015
- Wonder Years‘ Fred Savage returning to TV - March 4, 2015
- First look : Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden - March 4, 2015
- 007 film shut down - March 4, 2015
- Eddie Izzard leads cast of Kohan’s Devil You Know - March 4, 2015
- Leads in Uncle Buck, Rush Hour announced - March 4, 2015
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.