“We need such movies back”: Mark Wahlberg’s ‘James Bond in a Minivan’ Movie Gets Thunderous Applause as Marvel, DC Fail at Box Office

The Family Plan movie is set to be a mix of action, comedy, and a family man's life while trying to eliminate an army while taking care of his family.

"We need such movies back": Mark Wahlberg's 'James Bond in a Minivan' Movie Gets Thunderous Applause as Marvel, DC Fail at Box Office


  • Mark Wahlberg is starring in an upcoming action/comedy movie called "The Family Plan" where he portrays the role of an ex-assassin turned family man.
  • The movie has received positive reviews from fans and is set for a streaming release on Apple+ on December 15, 2023.
  • The trailer for the movie has been making the rounds on social media, and fans are excited for the unique storyline of the film.
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Mark Wahlberg is back again with another one of his iconic movies but this time, he’s going to portray the role of an almost James Bond mixed with a hint of John Wick all the while raising a family.

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Starring in the upcoming film titled The Family Plan, Wahlberg, and Michelle Monaghan will shine in the lead role with the Uncharted actor portraying the role of an ex-assassin turned family man. Keeping his family safe while trying to kill his enemies, fans are quite excited for the film and wish that more such movies be made in the future.

Mark Wahlberg in Patriots Day (2016)
Mark Wahlberg in Patriots Day (2016)

People Adore Mark Wahlberg’s Upcoming Movie

The trailer for Wahlberg’s upcoming action/comedy movie has been making rounds around the internet for being an awesome flick. With an intriguing storyline at hand, The Family Plan is truly going to be quite a unique movie as Wahlberg dons the character of a covert ex-assassin but leaves that life behind.

Mark Wahlberg in Ted 2
Mark Wahlberg in Ted 2

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While raising his family (who are unaware of his former life), Wahlberg plans for a family trip to Las Vegas while people are constantly trying to kill him. While trying to manage his identity as a family man Wahlberg has to eliminate an army while also taking care of his family. With Michelle Monaghan remarking that her husband is like “James Bond in a minivan”, fans took to the comment section of the trailer to shower the upcoming movie with love and praise.

“Yep, I’ll be watching this one! Light hearted, action packed is just what I want around this time of the year.”
“YES we need more of THIS.”
“This is what movies used to feel like. Glad a studio remembers.”
“We need such movies back! Thank You.”
“Good old fashioned action flick count me in”
Although the actor is more towards action and comedy flicks, there was one incident back in 2008 when Mark Wahlberg choked director M. Night Shyamalan outside the theater because he was so scared!

When Mark Wahlberg Choked M. Night Shyamalan

Mark Wahlberg in The Happening (2008)
Mark Wahlberg in The Happening (2008)

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Back in 2008, Wahlberg starred in a movie titled The Happening. With M. Night Shyamalan helming the project as the director, the movie was bound to be a horror masterpiece but Wahlberg wasn’t prepared. Talking about the incident on Friday Night with Jonathan RossMarky Mark revealed that he choked Shyamalan because he was so frightened!

“When I saw the movie for the first time, he was outside waiting for me and I choked him because that movie scared the living sh*t out of me and I’m in 90 percent of the movie. I mean it’s like, the nerve that this guy has to put people through that.”

With plenty of action, comedy, and the life of an ex-assassin and a family man to his name, Mark Wahlberg’s The Family Plan is an Apple+ original film and is set for a streaming release date of 15 December 2023 on Apple TV+ in the U.S.

Written by Visarg Acharya

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