After making 'The Happening,' it seems that Mark Wahlberg has been interested in making intentional comedies. Though he's been funny in the films of David O. Russell, he's been branching out - working with Adam McKay in 'The Other Guys' and Seth McFarlane in 'Ted.' Now he's up for a film called 'Avon Men.'
Though they didn't have the natural comic rhythms of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, Mark Wahlberg and Ferrell made for a potent combination in 'The Other Guys.' So it's no surprise the two will team up again for '3 Mississippi,' which just landed Sean Anders and John Morris as the writers on the film, with Anders set to direct.
It's been years - nearly a decade - since someone turned a John Grisham novel into a movie, and the last one was 2004's 'Christmas with the Kranks.' But for a while there - with novels like 'The Firm' and 'A Time to Kill' - Grisham was the hot airplane read. And now Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star and produce a version of the John Grisham novel 'The Partner.'
Whether you care for his humor or not, there's no denying the fact that Seth MacFarlane pretty much owns television at this point. The man behind 'Family Guy,' 'American Dad' and 'The Cleveland Show' has built a comedy empire on the small screen, but there remain other worlds to conquer. Will, 'Ted,' his live action directorial debut about a man and his raunchy teddy bear, be the weapon he needs to strike forth into a new realm? You can answer that yourself by watching the very NSFW red band trailer below.