Mark Wahlberg wanted to get his hands on the Fifty Shades of Grey Movie and serve as the movie’s producer, but as it turns out things were not meant to be for this former model turned rapper turned actor turned producer and the title was awarded elsewhere.
Wahlberg was ‘blown away’ by the final price of the movie, stating that it was far out of his production company’sprice range to pay.
At the end of the day it was big-time Universal Pictures and Focus Films that won the bidding wars and the rights to the movie based upon the EL James trilogy that turned heads and showed women across the world that it was okay to explore their sexuality and their sexual nature.
Although Wahlberg did not get the winning bid on the movie it is still underway and filming it taking place in Vancouver, Canada as we speak. With a February 2015 release date it will still be some time before the fans can see what all the fuss was about, but according to what we have heard and the photos that we have saw, this is not going to be any bit of disappointing.
Who is Mark Wahlberg?
For those who do not know, Mark Wahlberg is the brother of Donnie Wahlberg, member of the teen sensation group of the 90’s, New Kids on the Block. He had his own brief relationship with music, among several other careers, before now settling on acting and directing. He does a great job of both, and he has starred in many movies over the past 15+ years that he has been in the business.
In 1991, Marky Mark, as he was then known, released a hit song that the older generation probably still sings along to today. That song was called ‘Good Vibrations.’ He also had his own band for a brief stint, known as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He was, at this time, an underwear model for Calvin Klein.
Later he redirected his attention and started acting, and most would say really grew as a person and as an entertainer. In these years Wahlberg has had the chance to play some amazing roles and work alongside some pretty fantastic people. Among the movies Wahlberg has stared in, The Italian Job, Boogie Nights, and The Planet of the Apes are among the most well-known of all.
Of course this is only a handful of the many titles that Wahlberg has had the pleasure of starring in. He is also now directing and producing films and shows. Along the names of credits in this category Mark Wahlberg is most known for Entourage and How to make it in America.
Wahlberg wanted 50 Shades
Wahlberg explains his desire to hold the rights to the movie and how he was quickly shot down due to the whopping amount of money that it would cost to make the movie his own on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
He explains to Leno how he had a good shot at the movie, until Universal and Focus actually discovered just how important the movie was and how much of a success that it is forecasted to be.
Although Wahlberg states that it was disappointing to be unable to produce this movie he thinks that Sam Taylor- Johnson and EL James will do just fine, and he has many other projects that will be taking his time.
Other Projects in Store
Although Wahlberg did not attain the 50 Shades movie he is still working on numerous other projects thathave him psyched and looking forward to the future.
Among those things that he has in the works is a movie based on the TV show Entourage. This HBO series aired until 2012, after which time fans demanded reruns and got just what they wanted. The movie is currently under works and Wahlberg is certain it will deliver all that the fans want to see.
50 Shades Soon to be released
Although Mark Wahlberg is not the man behind the camera for the production of the movie based on the trilogy, the movie is nonetheless going to be one that wins over the hearts of all who watch it. The movie stars Jamie Dorman as Christian Bale, the sexy, seductive billionaire from the book, as well as Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the young student who is too enthralled with Grey and his charm to notice much else of anything.
The couple finally hooks up and from there magic is made. All of that magic was revealed in the book, one that changed the lives of women across the world. Now that the movie is going to be brought to life fans can see what they have vision inside of their heads for so long now.
Mark Wahlberg is busy doing other things and has not one ounce of anger over the role. He is happy, just as the rest of the world, that we will even be treated to this amazing movie. One more year and we will finally know what all of the fuss is about.