Mark Wahlberg to Star in Shyamalan's "Happening"Mark Wahlberg's cinematic hot streak looks set to continue at least into next year: According to Variety, the "Shooter" and "The Departed" actor is set to star in director M. Night Shyamalan's next film, "The Happening."
"The Happening," set to film in Philadelphia, revolves around a natural disaster which threatens to wipe out the human race; Wahlberg plays a science teacher who takes his family on an emergency field trip in an effort to save the world.
Shyamalan, who would seem to have a lot riding on "The Happening" after the disastrous performance of his last film, 2006's "Lady in the Water," tells Variety:
"Mark has a unique blend of charisma, humanity, authenticity and skillfulness as an actor...all of which coalesced at this moment in his career, making him the perfect person to take on the role of Eliot Moore, the science teacher at the center of this event."
The movie is set to debut Friday, June 13, 2008 (spooky!) and reunites Shyamalan with his "Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable" producer, Barry Mendel. Wahlberg will next be seen in "The Brazilian Job," with Charlize Theron, and "The Fighter," with Matt Damon.