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Caron Butler: Mark Wahlberg Directing My Movie Would Be a Dream Come True!!

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[[tmz:video id="0_xv5g6j4o"]] Mark Wahlberg wants to direct the movie based on Caron Butler's life ... and guess who's super stoked to hear that?? Caron Butler!! TMZ Sports spoke with Tuff Juice about Marky Mark wanting to tackle Butler's story of a drug dealing childhood to becoming an NBA All-Star in his directorial debut ... and he says it's a dream come true. Butler says Wahlberg is his top choice to direct the flick ... even with Huge names like
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John Malkovich Joins Ted Bundy Thriller ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

John Malkovich Joins Ted Bundy Thriller ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’
John Malkovich has joined the cast of the thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” as Judge Edward Cowart about the 1979 murder trial of serial killer Ted Bundy.

Cowart presided over the trial and sentenced Bundy to death. The trial was nationally televised, and drew media attention as Bundy eventually represented himself and developed a rapport with the judge. Zac Efron is starring in the role of Bundy opposite Lily Collins, who will be playing his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer.

The story is told from the point of view of Kloepfer, who had no knowledge of the murders while she was with Bundy. Production is set to begin on Jan. 18 with Joe Berlinger directing from a screenplay by Michael Werwie. The script won the Nicholl Fellowship prize and was named to the Black List.

Bundy was executed in 1989. Shortly before his execution, he confessed to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978.

Ara Keshishian and Nicolas Chartier are producing
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Jason Katims On Potential ‘Friday Night Lights’ & ‘Parenthood’ Reunions

Today at TCA following the panel for his new NBC drama series Rise, Jason Katims shed some light on whether there would ever be a reboot of his Emmy-winning series Friday Night Lights or Parenthood in the near future. “At some point we talked about a Friday Night Lights movie, but that we are not doing,” said Katims. That would have been an interesting evolution of the brand: The original NBC series was inspired by Peter Berg’s 2004 feature, and if there was another…
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Mark Wahlberg Gunning to Direct Caron Butler Biopic

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He's already producing and acting in the movie -- but now Mark Wahlberg is making a play to Direct his upcoming movie about the life of NBA star Caron Butler.  We broke the story ... Wahlberg has been targeting huge names like Spike Lee, Peter Berg and Barry Jenkins to direct the flick about Butler's journey from dealing drugs to becoming an NBA all-star. Our sources say Wahlberg is very passionate about the project -- and
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Holiday in the Sun! Mark Wahlberg, 46, Goes Shirtless for Family Christmas Card

Holiday in the Sun! Mark Wahlberg, 46, Goes Shirtless for Family Christmas Card
Mark Wahlberg and family ditched the ugly holiday sweaters for warmer weather attire this year.

The actor shared the Wahlberg family’s Christmas card on his social media pages Tuesday, showing a casual portrait of the brood hanging out in swimwear. While Walhberg went shirtless for the snap, his four children – Ella, 14, Michael, 11, Brendan, 9, and Grace, 7 – wore bathing suits and his wife, Rhea Durham, wrapped up in a blue towel.

“Hope, Faith, Love – Thankful for God’s many blessings. Best wishes, The Wahlberg Family – 2017,” the card read.

In the photo, the 46-year-old was without the toned muscles and six-pack abs
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Mark Wahlberg is Working on Getting Down to ‘6 Percent Body Fat’ for His Next Movie

Mark Wahlberg is Working on Getting Down to ‘6 Percent Body Fat’ for His Next Movie
At age 46, Mark Wahlberg is still as obsessed with fitness as ever — though he admittedly has to make some concessions to his aging body.

“I don’t play basketball anymore because I don’t want to roll an ankle and miss a movie or screw up my golf game,” Wahlberg tells Men’s Health for the cover of their Jan./Feb. issue, on newsstands Dec. 26.

But other than skipping out on basketball games, the actor is still working out regularly.

“I’m doing twice a day and jumping rope,” Wahlberg says. “If I wake up at 3:30, I can go
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New to Streaming: ‘Princess Cyd,’ ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time,’ ‘mother!,’ ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg)

Leave it to Steven Spielberg to eke more thrills out of an animated feature than most directors could with every live-action tool at their disposal. The Adventures of Tintin is colored and paced like a child’s fantastical imagining of how Hergé’s comics might play in motion, and the extent to which viewers buy it depends largely on their willingness to give
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Film Review: ‘Bullet Head’

Film Review: ‘Bullet Head’
Good intentions sometimes come in odd packages, and while one doesn’t doubt writer-director Paul Solet’s sincerity, “Bullet Head” makes his judgment questionable — a vaguely “Reservoir Dogs”-esque crime thriller is not, it turns out, the ideal vehicle in which to plead for humane treatment of actual dogs. Even without that earnest underlying agenda, this slick but ungainly opus would be a curious animal, with its mix of present-tense suspense and (too many) comedic or sentimental flashbacks, as robbers Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Rory Culkin kill time in a warehouse after a bungled heist.

None of the actors is at his best in the Bulgaria-shot feature, with Antonio Banderas especially thanklessly deployed as a nemesis. Add in dialogue that often labors for wit or profundity; doggy-pov shots and flashbacks; plus the fact that this appeal to canine lovers involves critters that are bloody and torn from illegal fighting matches — a sure turnoff to much of
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Movie Review – Stronger (2017)

Stronger, 2017.

Directed by David Gordon Green.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, and Carlos Sanz.

Synopsis:

Jeff Bauman is just an average guy who works on the deli counter in Costco. On the day of the Boston Marathon in 2013, he joins the crowds to cheer on his ex-girlfriend, Erin, in the hope of winning her back. His life is turned upside down by the bombings near the finishing line but not only does he survive his injuries, he goes on to exemplify Boston Strong.

With a reputation build on indies like Joe, Prince Avalanche and Manglehorn, David Gordon Green flirted with something more mainstream in Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) and nearly got his fingers burnt. The same is unlikely to happen with Stronger. With its emotional true life story and the appeal of its main man, Jake Gyllenhaal, it can’t fail to put bums on seats.
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Peter Berg’s Film 45 Teams Up With Mediapro & IMG for Amazon Soccer Doc

Peter Berg’s Film 45 Teams Up With Mediapro & IMG for Amazon Soccer Doc
It's emerged that Film 45, the production company run by Friday Night Lights' Peter Berg, has teamed up with Spanish producer Mediapro and IMG to produce Amazon's forthcoming documentary series about English Premier League leaders Manchester City FC.

The project, which is reported to have a budget of around £10M ($13M), was unveiled by the streaming service las week. However, the company did not reveal the production team behind the fly-on-the-wall series. Deadline has…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about History Channel’s “The Warfighters”

For those who are interested in learning about U.S. special forces, there is The Warfighters, which can be found on History. Made with the involvement of numerous veterans, the docu-series is centered around the efforts of U.S. special forces in recent times, meaning a particular focus on the War on Terror. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about The Warfighters: Hosted by Peter Berg One of the executive producers for The Warfighters is Peter Berg, who has been involved in numerous productions in a wide range of roles over the course of his career.

Five Things You Didn’t Know about History Channel’s “The Warfighters
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What is Peter Berg’s “Mile 22” About?

With Peter Berg at the helm you know the film is going to be entertaining at least. He might not make the huge blockbusters that get all the awards but he does make films that are fun to watch. Mile 22 is set to star a few notable names and is more or less about an American intelligence officer that is tasked with ferrying a mysterious police officer carrying sensitive information from a city site to a private getaway plane. The destination is 22 miles away, which means that in 22 miles a lot is going to happen. The movie

What is Peter Berg’s “Mile 22” About?
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Walking Dead Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Wahlberg in Action Movie Mile 22

It looks like Mark Wahlberg will be joined by The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan in the action flick Mile 22. Veteran director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) is tapped to helm the project that already has a cast that includes John Malkovich, Mma star Ronda Rousey and Asian action star Iko Uwais (The Raid). Production is set to begin later this month.

The script tells the story of an elite American intelligence officer who, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Graham Roland (Lost, Fringe) and Lea Carpenter wrote the script. Berg along with Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson will produce the film.

Source: THR
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Lauren Cohan joins Peter Berg and Mark Walhberg’s Mile 22

The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan has just been cast in the action thriller Mile 22. She joins Mark Wahlberg in the film which will be directed by Peter Berg. This will mark the fourth collaboration between Wahlberg and Berg after Lone Survivor, Patriot‘s Day and Deepwater Horizon.

Mile 22 will follow an elite American intelligence officer who, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Cohan joins a cast that includes John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey and The Raid‘s Iko Uwais. The film comes from STXfilms, who are hoping to build a film, television and Vr franchise around the project. Berg and Wahlber will be producing the film with Stephen Levison from a script by Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter.
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Only The Brave review

Josh Brolin headlines ensemble drama Only The Brave, telling the real-life story of heroic firefighters. Here's our review.

Following the template of sorts set by Peter Berg’s films Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day, Only The Brave is another true story of genuine American heroes. It’s not clear from the start it’s a true story if you’re unfamiliar with the real life events behind the film, as instead, the movie gets going with introducing us to an ensemble bunch of frontline forest firefighters, who try to divert fires by, quite literally, lighting more fires.

The fire company is led by Eric Marsh, played by Josh Brolin, who gamely tries to outgruff Jeff Bridges, who in turn plays his boss. Marsh pushes for better resources for the group who become the Granite Mountain Hotshots, as their lives become engulfed by Arizona fire season, and the ongoing battle to keep flames at bay.
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‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in ‘Mile 22’

‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in ‘Mile 22’
The Walking Dead” star Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, and Ronda Rousey have joined Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich in STXfilms’ actioner “Mile 22.”

The castings were announced on Tuesday, two days after the studio made a presentation to buyers at the American Film Market in Santa Monica.

Directed by Peter Berg, “Mile 22” follows an elite American intelligence officer who, when aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. The movie will be the first in a franchise that STXfilms is developing around the “Mile 22” property across platforms.

Berg will direct from a script by Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter. Berg is also producing through his Film 44 production company along with Wahlberg for Closest to the Hole and Stephen Levinson for Leverage. John Logan Pierson will executive produce the pic, which will begin filming at the end of November. STXfilms’ Drew Simon
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‘The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan Joins Peter Berg’s ‘Mile 22’

‘The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan Joins Peter Berg’s ‘Mile 22’
Lauren Cohan, best known as Maggie on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has come aboard STXfilms’ Peter Berg-directed drama Mile 22, which stars Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich. Former Ufc champ Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais also have been cast in the film, which follows an elite American intelligence officer who tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information from a city to a getaway plane at an airport 22 miles away. The pic, which was presented at Afm, is…
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'Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in Action Movie 'Mile 22'

'Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in Action Movie 'Mile 22'
The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan is joining Mark Walhberg in Mile 22, an action movie from STXfilms, the company announced Tuesday.

Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) is directing the project that already has a cast that includes John Malkovich, Mma star Ronda Rousey and Asian action star Iko Uwais (The Raid). Filming is due to begin in late November.

The script tells the story of an elite American intelligence officer who, when aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Stx, which recently released Bad...
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The Top Five Peter Berg Movie Roles of His Career

Peter Berg is a director, an actor and writer. He’s worked in television and in film and has managed to bring us a wide variety of films such as Battleship, Friday Night Lights, and many others from different genres. He’s proven himself to be adept behind the camera as well as in front of it, providing a high level of acting talent as well as the type of vision that creates memorable films. He actually put his dreams of being an actor and director on hold when he first started and became a production assistant in order to learn more

The Top Five Peter Berg Movie Roles of His Career
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Review: ‘Only the Brave’ Depicts Tragedy with Realistic Bravado

The word hero seems to be mentioned a great deal in this age of the 24-hour news cycle, but the members of the Granite Mountain “Hotshots” genuinely deserve to be known as such. They were the best at what they did. This bunch of regular, but courageous firefighters were more than just co-workers: they were a brotherhood that continuously risked their lives trying to contain fast-spreading wildfires. As part of the Prescott Fire Fepartment, which consisted of 92 career personnel, split among five fire stations, this municipal team of “hotshots” — which, in firefighting terms, means the cream of the crop — were the elites of their profession.

Containment is what these brave men and women have as a goal whenever a fire spreads. As a character in the film would say, they are “fighting fire with fire.” This happens with the creation of a fireline, which is accomplished by doing a controlled
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