A few weeks ago I posted part of my exclusive interview with Mark Wahlberg that covered The Raven, The Brazilian Job (the sequel to The Italian Job), Five Brothers (the sequel to Four Brothers), Cocaine Cowboys and The Fighter. But with the awesome comedy The Other Guys opening in a few days, it’s time to post the entire conversation.
The thing to know is…if you’re a fan of director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell movies like Anchorman and Talladega Nights, you’re going to love The Other Guys. And while I always thought Mark Wahlberg was a great actor, I’ll admit to being very surprised he could do comedy so well. Trust me, when you see Wahlberg and Ferrell on screen together, you’re going to love their chemistry. Anyway, during the interview we talked Boston sports, when did he know he would work so well with Will Ferrell, doing improv, future projects, Comic-Con, and a lot more. As always, you can either read the transcript or listen to the audio after the jump:
Just a few hours ago I was interviewing Mark Wahlberg for the upcoming comedy The Other Guys. While I’m not supposed to say too much about what I thought, trust me when I say it’s an awesome comedy that had me laughing from beginning to end. If you’re a fan of Adam McKay and Will Ferrell movies like Anchorman and Talladega Nights, you’ll love it. And Ferrell and Wahlberg’s chemistry is perfect. It’s a great comedy.
Anyway, while I’ll be posting my full exclusive interview with Wahlberg closer to the August 6th release of The Other Guys, since he gave me updates on The Raven, The Brazilian Job (the sequel to The Italian Job), Five Brothers (the sequel to Four Brothers), Cocaine Cowboys and David O Russell’s The Fighter, I figured you’d like to get those updates today. Hit the jump for more:
Since director F. Gary Grey’s “The Italian Job” first came out, rumors have been circulating that Paramount was developing a sequel. In fact, when I was on the set of “Observe and Report”, producer Donald De Line told us, “we developed a script which was “The Brazilian Job” and they were all excited about the script at Paramount, and we actually budgeted it and everything and we were kind of ready to go, and then a lot of things were happening with various management changes and it got tabled”. Of course with a cast featuring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham and Edward Norton, it’s no surprise that people would like to see another adventure.
Anyway, since that set visit, nothing has been reported on the movie and many have wondered if a sequel would ever happen. So when I got on the phone today to talk with director F. Gary Grey about his new movie “Law Abiding Citizen”, I got an update on the project. Hit the jump to read what he had to say: