Mark Wahlberg and James Franco have been cast in 20th Century Fox’s Date Night, joining Steve Carell and Tina Fey in the Shawn Levy-helmed comedy. Leighton Meester, Common, Taraji P. Henson and Kristen Wiig have also boarded the project.
The film, penned by Josh Klausner, revolves around a married couple who find themselves in harm’s way after their routine date night goes horribly awry, according to Variety:
Wahlberg plays a successful and crazily buff securities expert who flirts with Fey’s character. Franco portrays a not-too-bright conman and petty criminal. Meester is onboard as the couple’s babysitter. Henson plays the one good cop who believes the couple is in danger, and Common portrays a villain. Wiig, who worked with Fey on “Saturday Night Live,” rounds out the cast as the actress’ best friend.