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Mark Wahlberg To Star In The Family Plan For Apple Original Films And Skydance

Aug 16, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Apple Original Films And Skydance Media’s partnership looks to be building on its already strong slate with another A-list star at the center of it. Sources tell Deadline, Apple has landed The Family Plan, a new action-comedy feature from Skydance Media, starring Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg with Simon Cellan Jones directing. The film will reunite Wahlberg with director Jones following their recent collaboration on Arthur the King.

Municipal Pictures’ Stephen Levinson and Wahlberg will produce with Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. Written by David Coggeshall, the pic tells the story of a suburban dad who must take his family on the run when his past catches up to him.  This marks the second collaboration between Coggeshall and Skydance.

Wahlberg continues to be one of the towns busiest stars and started his year off with the smash hit Uncharted, which also starred Tom Holland and grossed more than $400 million worldwide. He followed that up with the Sony Pictures’ drama Father Stu and he can be seen next opposite Kevin Hart in the highly-anticipated Netflix comedy Me Time. He also has the Netflix thriller Our Man From Jersey. He is repped by WME and Leverage Management.

Besides Arthur the King with Wahlberg, Cellan Jones is also known for Years and Years and the upcoming Netflix series The Diplomat. He is repped by Gersh and Independent Talent Group.

Coggeshall is a three-time Black Lister who is currently writing “Matchbox” for Skydance and Mattel, and previously wrote the upcoming “Orphan: First Kill” for Paramount as well as Lee Daniels’s untitled Netflix possession thriller currently filming in Pittsburgh.

This latest film comes on the heals of Apple coming on to the Skydance produced pic Dallas Sting, with Matthew McConaughey starring. As for films set to bow under the the partnership with Apple and Skydance Media, The Greatest Beer Run Ever, is next up, a highly anticipated film from director Peter Farrelly that stars Zac Efron and Russell Crowe and that will premiere on September 30 following its Toronto Film Festival world premiere. They also have Ghosted, a high-concept romantic action adventure film starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, and directed by Dexter Fletcher. Apple and Skydance Animation also have a multi-year partnership to deliver groundbreaking, premium animated films and first-ever theatrical-quality animated television series to kids and families, including the recently premiered and acclaimed Luck, directed by Peggy Holmes; and Spellbound, directed by Vicky Jenson, written by Lauren Hynek, Elizabeth Martin and Linda Woolverton, an original score from Academy Award winner Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and Chris Montan serving as executive music producer. The partnership also includes a two-season order for the imaginative series, Wondla.

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