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Mark Wahlberg Replaces Ryan Gosling in 'Bones'

Mark Wahlberg Replaces Ryan Gosling in 'Bones'

Mark Wahlberg has replaced Ryan Gosling in the upcoming movie The Lovely Bones, according to Variety.

And just ONE day before shooting!!! (Filming begins today in Pennsylvania.)

Ryan vacated the role on Friday; Marky Mark stepped in on Sunday after quickly reading the script.

Wahlberg has taken the role of Jack Salmon, the grieving father of a young girl. Rachel Weisz will play his wife. After their daughter is murdered, the girl watches over her family and her killer from heaven.

Gosling gained 20 pounds and grew a beard for the role. “Creative differences” supposedly contributed to his abrupt exit.

Peter Jackson wrote the script with his The Lord of the Rings partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

Wow, this is major suckage for Ryan. Is there another role that he can take on now with all that massive weight gain????? Crazy!!!

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Credit: Variety; Photos: Bryan Bedder/Stephen Lovekin/Getty
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# 1

does this mean mark will have to gain some pounds for the role? hard to imagine, he’s so buff.

# 2

This is huge, sucks for Ryan.

# 3

What??? I really like that book alot! And I was looking forward to seeing him In it!! If you haven’t read the book get It’s great!! I’m mad now!!

# 4

shame. MW does not have time to put weight on

# 5

this is very strange. if ryan had to gain so much for the role, then wont mark also. this is one day before shooting. and, also i feel reallly bad for ryan cause he got fat for nothing. im confused, jared are you sure this is true?

# 6
courtney m @ 10/22/2007 at 1:30 am


NOOOO!! i was soo stoked for ryan to play this part.. now with mark, ugh its just going to be different.
im so upset.

to make me feel better, please post more things on zac.

# 7

LOVE MARK way better than Gosling.YEAH BABY!!!

# 8

There goes his Oscar nomination.

# 9

whats the book called??? i really want to know i wanna read it

Go Mark!!! This is GREAT news!!
Thanks JJ

I’m with some of you others, how is Mark going to grow a beard and gain weight at this point? This sounds wierd.

What is the title of the book? I don’t think MW is a good actor, something about his acting makes me cringe.

I love Mark. He’s incredibly talented.

bad, bad news… i can’t even imagine this muscle gorilla Wahlberg in the Jack Salmon’ subtle part

What is Ryan doing ? He dump that role or being replace ? that role is more fitted for Ryan.

Silverlining @ 10/22/2007 at 2:08 am

First he dumps Rachel McAdams then he dumps this role? WHAT ARE YOU DOING RYAN GOSLING?!

What a step down! From Ryan Gosling to Mark Wahberg? Seriously? He’s not even half the actor Gosling is. What was going to be an amazing film is now a HUGE disappointment.

I really hope this isn’t true. I just cannot see Mark as Jack. I love Mark and all, but Ryan just seems fit for this role. No offense, but it just seems too heavy for Mark. Blargh!

^ Agree 100%, Ashley. Mark Wahlberg is more of an action movie kind of guy, I don’t how well he’ll do emotional drama. Ryan is so good at capturing his emotions.

I guess Ryan trusts his gut. It’s gotten him this far, so I’m guessing it would be for the best. :(

WTF?!?!?!?!? why Why WHY??????? I thought Ryan was PERFECT for the role!!!!

Man! I loved this novel, and was so excited to hear one of my fave actors had signed on to star in it. I could spit fire right now. Whatever it was that made him leave 1 day before filming began must have been pretty serious. :(

They are filming “lovely bones”? I read that book – good book/story but I never thought it was “film” stuff.

Anyway i know who the killer is!

james evangelista @ 10/22/2007 at 3:33 am

And the Oscar goes to……….Mark Wahlberg for The Lovely Bones

I think Ryan only had to gain the weight and beard, to look older, while Mark already looks the age, so there would be no issues on looking older and hence wouldn’t need the weight or beard.

Seriously….Gosling is an amazing actor…it is a step down.

I wonder why this happened. Probably creative differences.

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