Wahlberg has taken the role of Jack Salmon, the grieving father of a young girl. That role was vacated Friday by star Ryan Gosling, who stepped out after gaining 20 pounds and growing a beard for the job. Sources attributed the exit to creative differences.
After reading the script, Wahlberg quickly committed Sunday. He joins Rachel Weisz as a couple whose world is shattered after their daughter is murdered. The girl watches over her family and her killer from heaven.
The film begins shooting today in Pennsylvania.
The Lovely Bones.