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Wahlberg Won't Play Max Payne Due To "Addictive Personality"

Update: Depending on the source and how it's worded, it seems there may be a misinterpretation of the facts.  Wahlberg IS apparently part of the movie...he just won't play the game.  Based on previously accumulated evidence of Wahlberg involved with the film, this appears to be a logical conclusion.  At the very least, though, the title of the article remains true. ;)

Original Story:

Earlier this year, we heard the rumor that actor Mark Wahlberg might be set to play the role of Max Payne in an upcoming film. However, Wahlberg himself has shot down the idea, but perhaps you'd be interested in the reason...

According to Showbizspy, Wahlberg has refused the role because he has an "addictive personality," and he's afraid that taking this on will cause him to spend far too long with the video game. We assume he's talking about playing a Max Payne title in order to prepare for the role, which is admirable (we're willing to bet some actors wouldn't even bother; they'd just take cues from the director), but the quote is still intriguing; here's what he told People.com:

"I didn't want to play because I have an addictive personality. I got more responsibility now than I've ever had with the kids and everything else. I don't want to be spending 14 hours on the videogame and then eight hours on the set. It's not going to work out."

Well, considering we think Wahlberg might make for a solid Max Payne, we'd like to extend this helpful hint: you wouldn't have to spend 14 hours playing, Mark. We doubt you'd get "addicted" to the point where you'd play that long, and besides, we're not sure it even takes that long to complete a Max Payne game. Also, if you don't want to play, we're sure you could find the script for the game and simply read it. That would give you all the info you need for the character. There, see? You can do it. ;) But if not, the movie makers will find someone who's a good fit for the role.

7/28/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

The_Vandelizer
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:25:33 AM
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wow its kool though so uh whose playing Max Payne? Bruce Willis...

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:37:47 AM
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Lol, what a lame... Screw my kids Im max Payne!!! That would be me lol..

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Schmitty
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:53:36 AM
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thats a shame he would be perfect

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LCF
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:06:15 PM
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A no name would have better acting ability then Marky-mark(funky bunch)Wahlberg.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:11:41 PM

...I don't agree with that, especially after watching The Departed.

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LCF
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:17:37 PM
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Ben you prolly seen the director giving Marky-mark acting lessons lol.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:20:28 PM
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Well, the trailer looks amazing anyway.

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fatchad420
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:23:25 PM
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I gotta say though, after watching the Happening i have lost all faith in him. I loved the Departed (I own it on Blue-Ray) but damn he was horrible in The Happening.

Also, IMDB had him as playing the role and he's in the trailers.

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HUSO
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 3:14:38 PM

he's a pretty lousy actor. let's hope there's not much real acting that he has to do... they might have to call in an acting double for him. i guess a lead role just doesn't suit him much

Last edited by HUSO on 7/28/2008 3:15:24 PM

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 12:32:21 PM
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how come alot of movies are now being made out of video games???

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 1:25:39 PM

There have always been lol, where have you been? In a hole??? ::badump bump::

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 7:50:03 PM

Minishmaru- For your information, i HAVE been in a hole, thank you.

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Jed
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @ 1:33:59 AM

they will make a movie about anything that is popular. I just hope it dorsnt end up like the whole comic book movie thing. There have been some pretty good comic book movies (the dark night was increadible), but most of them were horrible, and ended up screwing with the comic book story.

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 1:26:48 PM
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Well if he started playing around with mods...I could see 14 hours lol, the kungfu mod was pretty fun.

Maybe his brother Donnie will take the role XD

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 1:31:57 PM
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Shame that would have been the perfect role for him, the trailer looked decent.

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jelac07
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 1:42:25 PM
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Wasn't he just at Comic-Con talking about this role? Or maybe I am mistaken...

Edit: Yep... see
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=47292


weird that he would change his mind, after doing Comic-Con..

Last edited by jelac07 on 7/28/2008 1:45:36 PM

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jelac07
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 1:50:14 PM
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He is still playing the role.... just not the video game...sillies!

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Cappy00
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 2:25:50 PM
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Yeah, MOST of this article cannot be right. There's trailer out there of the movie already and Mark Wahlberg appears in it several times. What's going on here?

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jelac07
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 2:38:43 PM
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There is a story on IMDB that says he will not play the game...he has already filmed much of the movie

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 5:40:37 PM
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Lol thats funny, thats what I thought you meant but when I read your article I thought he wasn't doing the movie anymore XD

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 7:52:00 PM
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I just watched the dark knight, Awesome movie!

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Mystearica
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 9:51:15 PM
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Well... Mark Wahlberg is hawt! I wouldn't mind watching a good looking actor play a video game character :P

Hope he does a good job though... he didn't do such a great job in The Happening >.....<

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ZubraZap
Monday, July 28, 2008 @ 11:14:39 PM
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I don't blame him for not wanting to play those games...

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Jed
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @ 1:35:48 AM
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does anyone really care if he plays the games or not?????

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Pavex
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @ 8:43:17 AM
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i can remember playing the FIRST 'max" game on pc BEFORE it came to consoles

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Pavex
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @ 8:52:16 AM
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i was AMAZED at the intensity of a ""video game"! tho the comicbook scenes (imo), where GREAT for telling the story i was VERY glad when the game came to the consoles so more people could experience this FANTASTIC game! i hope the movie is NOT like some other vid game movies

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