Mark Wahlberg To Be Honored at Patriot Award Gala
Author: Eric   •   Published: September 14, 2014   •   No Comments

Filed under: Lone Survivor, Mark News

Saturday night several well-known people will receive Medal of Honor Society Awards at the Patriot Award Gala for their achievements within their fields and commitments to the U.S. military.

The recipients are U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.,CBS Sports golf commentator David Feherty, CNN Anchor Jake Tapper, and actor and producer Mark Wahlberg.

Wahlberg will receive the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment for his portrayal of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in the movie “Lone Survivor.”

In an interview with Visit Knoxville, Luttrell talked about picking the perfect person for the role.

“We wanted to start out with just a bunch of great actors all on the same level,” Luttrell said. “That way when it came down to it, and there was one guy left, you would walk out and say I never saw that coming. I had no idea that that was going to happen.”

When Luttrell found out Wahlberg landed the role to play him in the film, Luttrell warmed up to the idea.

“The more I got to know Mark and the more time we spent together, I obviously went back and started re-watching his movies for more than just watching them for entertainment, watching it for his attention to detail and everything he did, especially the military movies,” Luttrell said. “And I never had a problem with it, not one time.”

The film “Lone Survivor” follows the story of four Navy SEALs including Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy, on a mission to kill or capture a Taliban leader. The SEALs were spotted by insurgents, causing a three day battle in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2005. Wahlberg played Luttrell, the only one to make it out alive.

Luttrell said he was impressed with Wahlberg’s hard work ethic and compassion for men and women who fight for this country.

“He understands the sacrifices that everybody makes while they’re over there,” Luttrell said. “And that’s kind of a special thing I think.”

Source – WBIR



TNT To Adapt Movie ‘Shooter’ As Drama With Mark Wahlberg
Author: Eric   •   Published: September 11, 2014   •   No Comments

Filed under: Mark News, Shooter

Paramount TV continues to mine the company’s feature library, screenpartnering with talent from the movies to adapt them as TV series. The company has teamed with Shooter star Mark Wahlberg for a drama series based on the 2007 conspiracy thriller, which has been set up at TNT. John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening, The Shield) will write the action project, now in development, and will executive produce with Wahlberg and his frequent collaborator Stephen Levinson.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film, based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter, centered on a marksman, former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg), who is coaxed back into action only to be framed for murder and goes on the run.

WME-repped Wahlberg and Levinson executive produce HBO’s The Boardwalk Empire, now in its final season, and A&E’s breakout unscripted series The Whalburgers and produce the upcoming Entourage movie having exec produced the HBO series. On the feature side, Hlavin, repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Karl Austin, is writing an original thriller for Studio Canal with Eric Newman producing and Jose Padilha (Robocop) attached to direct. His spec script Gunslinger made the Blacklist and was sold to Warner Brothers.

Paramount TV is co-producing with 20th Century Fox TV and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV Minority Report, a drama, which has a big put pilot commitment at Fox. The company also has a live staging of Grease at Fox, recently received a 13-episode pickup by sibling cable network Nickelodeon for a live-action musical comedy based on the 2003 Paramount feature School Of Rock and is developing a Shutter Island series for HBO with Martin Scorsese.

Source – Deadline



Mark Wahlberg Covers “GQ” UK’s July 2014 Issue
Author: Eric   •   Published: May 28, 2014   •   No Comments

Filed under: Gallery Updates, Magazines, Mark News

Mark Wahlberg has covered the July 2014 issue of “GQ” British. Isn’t it awesome that Mark is covering yet another magazine cover this year?! You can check out a preview of the cover below and view the full version in our photo gallery. The cover will be replaced with a larger size once I get scans up in our gallery. Enjoy!

From gang runner to show runner, Mark Wahlberg has always been a scrapper. Whether taking the lead (see Transformers: The Age of Extinction next month) or as a producer, Boston’s troubled blue-collar kid is now Hollywood’s heavy hitter. With one Oscar-winner under his belt, cinema’s best player-coach is squaring up for another round. Matthew Spektor meets the actor in Beverly Hills to discuss fatherhood, Hollywood and his formidable work ethic.

The new issue of GQ is out 29 May priced £3.99. GQ is also available on tablet devices.

Suit, £2205. Shirt, £240. Both by Giorgio Armani. armani.com

Source – GQ UK



Mark Wahlberg Says New “Transformers” Is More Than Meets the Eye
Author: Eric   •   Published: May 27, 2014   •   No Comments

Filed under: Interviews, Mark News, Transformers 4

Excited by the Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer? Star of the relaunched franchise Mark Wahlberg wants fans to know that it only gets better from there.

“I think a lot of time, moviegoers are kind of tricked by trailers. They’ll see a cool moment and go, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to see that,’ but once they see [the trailer] they’ve seen the best bits of the movie,” Wahlberg told IGN.com in a recent interview. But he said that that’s not the case with Michael Bay’s fourth outing with Hasbro’s robots in disguise.

“Recruiting the dinobots — it’s pretty elaborate in how it happens,” he offered as a hint. “[It’s] not like Optimus has a whistle and they come running, he’s really got to convince them to come onboard and fight this fight, and it’s pretty cool how it’s done. I think people are definitely going to get their money’s worth, it’s well worth the wait. And I think, for the die-hard fans, they’re going to have a whole new thing to look forward to in the future.”

When pressed for details of what that “whole new thing” could be, Wahlberg said that audiences should “just expect to be blown away,” adding “When we saw parts of the movie, and how it’s come together, you know, you have a whole new cast, you have a whole new threat, new enemies and all the things that you liked, with all the explosions and the action, but it’s just a little bit more realistic, a little bit more believable, I think.”

It’s strange to think that adding gigantic robot dinosaurs could make a franchise more realistic, but the proof will be in the cinematic pudding. Transformers: Age of Extinction will be released June 27.

Source – The Hollywood Reporter



Mark Wahlberg Says “Expect to Be Blown Away” by ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
Author: Eric   •   Published: May 25, 2014   •   No Comments

Filed under: Interviews, Mark News, Transformers 4, Videos

Mark Wahlberg has continued his press coverage of “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, where he told IGN.com that audiences should “just expect to be blown away” by the film. You can check out the interview below. Enjoy!



Mark Wahlberg: “Doing Ted Prepared Me” For ‘Transformers’
Author: Eric   •   Published: May 22, 2014   •   No Comments

Filed under: Interviews, Mark News, Ted, Transformers 4

When you think of Mark Wahlberg’s body of work, the two movies you’d never think to put together are Ted and Transformers: Age of Extinction. But Mark revealed the former movie had a big hand in preparing him for the latter, at least where the CGI was concerned. In Sydney to present 15 minutes of exclusive footage on Wednesday night, Mark walked the red carpet at Event Cinemas on George Street and told POPSUGAR Australia, “Doing Ted prepared me, so that was a good little kind of rehearsal. Obviously it’s so much bigger, so much more going on. But actually I like the idea of not working with too many actors now. It’s just you, somebody doing the voice [of the CGI] — it’s pretty cool.” Keep reading for more of what Mark had to say, including how he physically prepared for the action role and why work trips aren’t always the greatest.

  • On what people can look forward to in the next movie: “Hopefully they’ll expect something completely different, because it’s a whole reboot. It’s a new cast, new enemies, new stakes. So it’s pretty different.”
  • On preparing for the role: “For this one I just had to be prepared to be thrown around for 12 to 15 hours a day, for five-and-a-half to six months. It’s not really about being in good shape for the eye, as opposed to being able to get out there and perform every day.”
  • On whether he prefers doing drama or comedy: “I prefer to do the complete opposite of the last thing I did. So I like switching it up.”
  • On working with CGI on such a huge scale: “Doing Ted prepared me, so that was a good little kind of rehearsal. Obviously it’s so much bigger, so much more going on. But actually I like the idea of not working with too many actors now. It’s just you, somebody doing the voice [of the CGI] — it’s pretty cool.”
  • On how his kids will be involved in this movie: “They shot a scene, but we don’t know if it will make the cut. We’ll have to wait and see.”
  • On his favourite Transformer growing up, and if it’s the same now: “Optimus Prime, absolutely.”
  • On what he likes or dislikes about Australia: “The only thing I dislike is that I haven’t been able to do anything other than work! But when I was here with Will Ferrell for The Other Guys we did get to play golf. But I’d like to actually go places and do things, and see the city — hopefully next time.”

Source – PopSugar



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