Mark Whalberg and James Franco Join Date Night
Mark Wahlberg and James Franco have joined the cast of Date Night.
Mark will play a "crazily buff and successful" securities expert while James has been cast as a dim con man in the new Steve Carell/Tina Fey comedy movie, Variety reports.
The film, written by Josh Klausner, tells the story of a married couple's 'date night' of dinner alone without the kids, which goes terribly wrong.
Mark's character will enter the plot as he hits on Tina's character, and James targets the couple with his petty crime.
Director Shawn Levy has said he aimed to fill all the supporting roles "with formidable actors".
He revealed: "And people just kept saying yes - I think people just really wanted to work with Tina and Steve."
Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester has signed up to play the couple's babysitter, rapper Common will play a villain, Tina's Saturday Night Live co-star Kristen Wiig will play her best friend in the movie, and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button's Oscar-nominated Taraji P Henson has been cast as the one cop who believes that the couple are in danger.
Personally, I think this is a brilliant cast!