Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
John Leguizamo has been cast in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening, according to Variety. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg as a man who takes his family on the run, in an attempt to survive a natural global environmental crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity. Mother Nature is sick of our polluting ways and has decided that we must go. An invisible neurotoxin is admitted into the air which causes people to become suicidal. Leguizamo will play Wahlberg’s friend. Zooey Deschanel is also attached to the project.
Shyamalan’s first R-rated effort will have a $57 million budget, and stars shooting next month in Philadelphia. The Happening hits theaters worldwide on Friday, June 13, 2008.