When Mark Wahlberg missed out on a film franchise worth more than a billion dollars, he nearly fired his entire team.
Mark Wahlberg abandoned his group when their bid for producer rights to a billion-dollar film fell through.
Actor Mark Wahlberg is among the highest-paid in the industry. Even when a movie bombs, he still has the ability to command huge sums of money.
Mark is making a fortune as an actor and also has a sizable fortune in real estate investments, so it would appear that the wealthy are getting even wealthier.
Unfortunately, Wahlberg has missed out on some major opportunities in the past, and he can’t expect everything to go his way. At the box office, one of them made over a billion dollars with three separate releases. When Mark’s attempts to secure producer credit for the film were unsuccessful, he gave the green light to his crew.
Rejecting a J.J. Abrams film is not the norm for us. Mark Wahlberg may be one of the few actors to reject the director’s Star Trek vision. The film made $385 million at the box office in 2009, despite Mark’s disinterest.
The rejected actor explained that he was unable to comprehend the script and thus could not accept the role.
“When (J. J.) Abrams first approached me about playing the father of Captain Kirk in Star Trek, I tried reading the script and just couldn’t even… It was all over my head; I couldn’t make heads or tails of the words or the conversation. I flat-out refused to participate.
You have a lot of talent, but I just don’t have it in me to do that. Afterward, I watched the film and thought, “Holy s**t. What he did was excellent “When asked about it, Wahlberg cited the Toronto Sun alongside his recollection.
The actor went on to say that he wouldn’t turn down another role if it presented itself. “If I had the chance to work with J.J. again, I probably wouldn’t turn down the chance to try something I didn’t fully understand just to keep working with him,” the actor said.
While the actor’s disappointment at being passed over for the role was significant, he experienced much more difficulty in his pursuit of a particular script.
When Mark Wahlberg found out he wasn’t given Fifty Shades of Grey’s producer rights, he had a meltdown.
The name Mark Wahlberg might not immediately bring to mind a fan’s mental image of Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele from the Fifty Shades franchise. Yet he had ambitious plans for the film and was hoping to secure a position as a producer. Mark recognized the film’s worth and potential, and he turned out to be right.
Mark’s displeasure at missing out on the potential project nearly led to the dismissal of his entire team.
“Not because I wanted the role, but because of [Fifty Shades], I almost let my agent go, Ari [Emanuel]. We’d been keeping tabs on the book since its inception, and we were about to win the rights when a bidding war broke out “His words.
“We were on the verge of obtaining it. That was one of the rare occasions when I considered firing Ari “In conjunction with the Hollywood Reporter’s Producers Roundtable, he let the cat out of the bag.
Wahlberg must have spent many restless nights fretting over the film’s success.
The three films in the Fifty Shades franchise have grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide.
After the success of the first film, a trilogy based on the novel Fifty Shades of Grey was produced and released in February of 2015, 2017, and 2018. The film’s $1.3 billion worldwide gross places it among the highest-grossing films of all time.
To think that E.L. James got the idea for her novel completely by accident after reading Twilight.
“As I relaxed on my couch, I read them over and over again. Stephenie Meyer, the author of “Twilight,” was a major influence on me; she “flipped a switch” in my brain “To Insider, James reveals.
When asked to elaborate, she said, “It was one of tens of thousands, really hundreds of thousands, of stories written by this vast community of women who were inspired to write and share stories by Twilight.” The novel eventually became a huge hit, and the rest, as they say, is history.
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