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Biz Break: Mark Wahlberg's Own Damn Stupidity Cost Him a Role in Star Trek

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | February 26, 2013 | Comments ()


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In an interview with Total Film, Mark Wahlberg revealed that he was offered the role of Captain Kirk's Dad in Star Trek (a role that eventually went to Chris Hemsworth), but he turned it down because all those words in the script confused his pretty little brain. "I tried to read the script, but I couldn't understand the words or dialogue or anything, and I said, I couldn't do this." It was a small but ultimately meaningful role, and I'm not sure that Wahlberg can do meaningful, and Captain Kirk's Dad hardly fits the role of blue-collar everyman that is Wahlberg's only known role.

This is just a report, but Bloody Disgusting claims that James McAvoy is thinking about taking the role of Eric Draven in The Crow. Is this good? Is this bad? I'm not sure. F. Javier Gutierrez (Before The Fall) is still attached as director and the screenplay was written by Jesse Wigutow ("The Prince"). Those credentials are not exactly awe-inspiring for a successful reboot.

McAvoy doesn't really spring to mind when I think about a murdered musician brought back from the dead to seek his revenge. Also, McAvoy already has the X-Men franchise in play, though he might be able to juggle another one like co-star Jennifer Lawrence. He just doesn't look like Eric Draven to me, but I wouldn't object to his proving me wrong. I'm just glad no one is still considering Mark Wahlberg ("Hey, crow. How you doin'? Say hello to ya mutha for me.") or Bradley Cooper and that Eric Mabius, Edward Furlong, and Vincent Perez are well out of play.

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Evil Dead has released more images and a poster to satisfy your hunger for the April 5th release. Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, and Jessica Lucas play the unfortunates who find themselves trapped in a cabin in the woods with...something.

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More remakes? ONE MORE REMAKE. Chloe Moretz's Carrie has released a photo showcasing the chicest in prom dresses doused in pig's blood. Carrie is about to unleash on some assh*les, y'all. I must say, I am interested in seeing Moretz and Julianne Moore do their thing.

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This isn't a remake, but is might as well be. The Hangover 3 has released two pictures that don't do much to convince me that it isn't the same plot as the first two movies. Bradley Cooper is still The Hot One. Zach Galifianakis is still bearded. Ed Helms has all of his teeth and no face tattoo, making him up for a piercing in a strange place. Justin Bartha is nowhere to be seen. At least Ken Jeong's wang is in his pants...er, actually I can't tell if it is or isn't.

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Angelina Jolie's next directorial project is not a sequel or a remake. Joel and Ethan Coen are writing the script for Jolie's WWII biopic. The film is about Lou Zamperini, a high school track star in the 30s that joined the Air Force during the war. Zamperini crashed, survived for 47 days on a raft, and was then taken prisoner for the remainder of the war.

Last of all, we have pictures from The Amazing Spider-man 2: Webtacular Boogaloo. Apparently Spidey hangs from things and is in New York! SPOILER!

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  • googergieger

    It all sucks.

  • Nadine

    ....wait, is that a christmas ornament of spider man or an actual person hanging from wires, I am...I am really confused.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Why can't it be both?

  • Nadine

    ....o_O

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Poor Josh Lucas. Has shifted from poor man's McConaghey to the poor man's Bradley Cooper.

  • mairimba

    Thanks for reminding me of that abomination Wicked Prayer. Now I need to pour acid on my brain.

  • Quatermain

    If the Spider-Man sequel was actually called 'Webtacular Boogaloo' I might be interested in seeing it.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I think I need to send Mark Wahlberg a muffin basket of gratitude for stepping aside and allowing The Hemsworth to become such a star.

    Maybe we should put Hemsworth in the new Transformers... Have HIM sweaty and bending over a car engine. I'd watch that. I'd watch it hard.

  • Blake

    I hope the Crow remains in development forever.

    I can't believe Brandon Lee died making such as piece of garbage.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    TAKE THAT BACK! THE CROW IS SUPERB!

  • BlackRabbit

    Dual agreement. I hope it remains in devo hell forever, and it was a pretty good film. Not great, I didn't connect with it as much as some people, but it was fun to watch and Brandon Lee would likely be a huge star nowadays.

  • VonnegutSlut

    I'm sooooo glad Wahlberg's brain couldn't handle the ostensibly sci-fi words in the STAR TREK script.

    He's definitely one of those actors who you see on screen & think, "Oh, look: Mark Wahlberg's playing an astronaut...now Wahlberg's playing a boxer...now he's (GAH!) playing a science teacher."

    You never really lose him in a role. The only one I ever did that with was THREE KINGS and that was only because he wasn't super-famous yet.

    Hemsworth was just off the radar enough to make that a pretty great casting choice.

  • Yeah, well, if he HAD been on that ship then shit would've gone down differently. Just sayin'.

  • Blake
  • VonnegutSlut

    There would have been a lot blood on that command bridge and then him saying, "OK, we're going to land this starship somewhere safely."

    Fuckin' future Romulans.

  • Kballs

    Lauren Hillenbrand wrote a book about Zamperini called "Unbroken." It was great, as is her wont. The descriptions of the prison camps are visceral and hard to shake.

  • ee

    The whole book you're like .... holy shit. Plus they make it sound like if he hadn't gone to war, he'd have broken the 4 minute mile earlier than anyone.

  • $27019454

    Yes. Yes. Yes. The whole book. Holy Shit.

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