James Franco & Mark Wahlberg Team Up for Date Night

April 15, 2009 By:
James Franco & Mark Wahlberg Team Up for Date Night

This has funny written all over it! James Franco, Mark Wahlberg, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Kristen Wiig have all signed on for the big screen comedy Date Night.

The movie centers around a married couple played by Carell and Fey, whose date night turns disastrous when they become victims of mistaken identity.

Also in the cast are Common, Leighton Meester, and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. Wahlberg plays a successful securities expert who flirts with Fey's character.

Franco portrays a dimwitted conman and petty criminal. Meester plays the couple's babysitter. Henson plays the one good cop who believes the couple is in danger, and Common portrays a villain. Wiig rounds out the cast as the actress' best friend.

Producer Shawn Levy says getting the all-star cast was easy. He tells Variety, “People just kept saying yes. I think people just really wanted to work with Tina and Steve."

This sounds like a comedy goldmine!