Peter Farrelly’s Mark Wahlberg-Comedy ‘Balls Up’ to Shoot in Australia


Balls Up,” an motion comedy movie from “Inexperienced Ebook” director Peter Farrelly and starring Mark Wahlberg, will shoot this month in Queensland, Australia. The image is backed by Amazon MGM Studios and Skydance.

The movie follows two American advertising executives who’re fired for blowing a shopper sponsorship alternative and resolve to make use of their free tickets to a serious soccer match. Their drunken debauchery leads them to be hunted by each particular person throughout the nation. The solid is headed by Wahlberg (“The Household Plan”) and Paul Walter Hauser (“The Instigators”).

The movie’s writers are Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (“Deadpool & Wolverine”). Producers embrace Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger, in addition to Andrew Muscato, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

The manufacturing is calculated to generate an estimated A$64.8 million ($43 million) for the Queensland economic system, using roughly 250 native solid and crew, in addition to using small companies. The movie will probably be primarily based out of Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast.

Location attraction company, Display screen Queensland stated that it had secured the movie by means of its Manufacturing Attraction Technique. Australia additionally has a beneficiant federal program of rebates for manufacturing, post-production and particular results that the movie may faucet into.

“With its large number of city and rural areas coupled with a sturdy incentive program and gifted crew base, Queensland was the proper option to base our manufacturing,” stated Brad Carlson, EVP of bodily manufacturing at Skydance.

Amazon and Skydance have been backers of Farrelly’s earlier, Australia-set “Ricky Stanicky.” Skydance was additionally a backer of “The Biggest Beer Run Ever,” Farrelly’s first characteristic accomplished after 2018’s hit “Inexperienced Ebook.”

Different worldwide movies and collection made in Queensland this 12 months embrace Ron Howard’s “Eden,” “The Bluff” and “Good Cop/Unhealthy Cop.” Current Australian productions embrace “Harmful Animals,” “Black Snow,” “Rock Island Mysteries” and “Gettin’ Sq.” sequel, “Spit.”

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