Mark Wahlberg Movie Stu Adds Oscar Nominee Jacki Weaver
The new Mark Wahlberg movie Stu, which is about a real-life boxer-turned-priest, has added Jacki Weaver to its cast. Weaver is a veteran and accomplished Australian actress who earned Academy Award nominations for Silver Livings Playbook and Animal Kingdom.
Wahlberg, who himself earned an Academy Award nomination for The Departed, stars in the film in the title role of Father Stuart Long, with Mel Gibson attached to play his father. Gibson’s partner, Rosalind Ross, is making her directorial debut with the film and also wrote the script. There is no word yet on the role that Weaver will play in Stu–Deadline broke the news.
The faith-based movie is expected to tell the story of Long’s life. According to California Catholic Daily, he played football in college and then started boxing, winning a heavyweight title in Montana. Despite attending a Christian college, Carroll College, he described himself as “quintessential anti-Christian.” After graduating from school, Long pursued a career in professional boxing, but it didn’t pan out and he packed up to move to Los Angeles to try to make a career in Hollywood.
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