Mark Wahlberg Looking to Hatch a Sequel to Four Brothers
by Ethan Anderton
January 14, 2010
That's right, kids, apparently the film industry has become so obsessed with sequels that Paramount and Mark Wahlberg (via THR) have found it necessary to attempt a follow-up to a film that wasn't all that successful to begin with, and honestly doesn't even need a sequel. The film in question is the 2005 thriller Four Brothers which followed, obviously, four brothers (Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garret Hedlund) who come together to avenge their mother's death in what at first appears to be a random robbery. Plot details for the sequel are still being kept under wraps but it will be called Five Brothers.
Wahlberg apparently came up with the idea with original writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett, but no word if any other cast members other than Wahlberg will return or if director John Singleton will be back either. However, (spoiler!) Hedlund's character died in the first film, and Tyrese and Andre 3000 don't exactly have thriving film careers to keep them busy, so I'm sure they could use another paycheck with royalties to follow. All I know is Wahlberg better start making some better decisions or it'll be back to the Funky Bunch. He gives a decent performance in The Lovely Bones, but he can't afford another flick like The Happening.