★ Actor Michael Weatherly, who grew up in Connecticut and attended Brooks Academy in Andover, MA, just signed an “NCIS” deal.
★ Executive producer and Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg appears at the premier of season 7 of “Entourage”.
Holiday shopping may have distracted you from the recent resume-building of Beantown babe Mark Wahlberg, but the actor/producer has been flexing his movie and media muscles lately, keeping busy on- and off-screen.
In the wake of the summer production of his made-in-Massachusetts flick The Fighter, Wahlberg has enjoyed the eventual release of Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, which hit theaters earlier this month. The actor starred as Jack Salmon in this cinematic interpretation of the critically-acclaimed novel.
But Wahlberg is simply unacquainted with the concept of a “winter break”; with Shawn Levy’s Date Night in post-production, he has started filming the Will Ferrell flick The Other Guys. The Massachusetts mogul will play Detective Terry Hoitz in the comedy set to release next summer.
In behind-the-camera news, Showbiz 411 recently chatted with Wahlberg about his role as the executive producer of HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” He explained that the show is packing at least two more seasons of punch, and added, “We’ll see, there could be more. But then, a movie.”
So put those stocking-stuffer movie passes to good use; support our very own Boston boy at the Box Office, and ring in a new year of success in Hollywood East.
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