Mark Wahlberg is taking a step back from making many movies. He said earlier this year that he’s going to be more selective about the projects he chooses and will focus on inspiring stories in the future.
One of those inspiring stories is “Arthur the King,” which is based on a true story. It’s directed by Simon Cellan Jones, who is also directing Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming comedy called “The Family Plan.”
The movie is about a guy named Michael Light (played by Mark Wahlberg), who is a pro adventure racer. He forms a strong bond with a street dog named Arthur during a 10-day, 435-mile race. Michael really wants to win, so he convinces a sponsor to support him and his team of athletes (Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Ali Suliman) in the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic.
During the race, the team faces extreme challenges, and Arthur teaches them important lessons about victory, loyalty, and friendship. The movie also stars Juliet Rylance, Bear Grylls, and Paul Guilfoyle.
When is the highly anticipated release date of “Arthur the King”? This thrilling adventure promises to captivate the entire family with its exciting storyline and captivating characters. Stay tuned as we unveil the date for this must-see cinematic experience that will leave you on the edge of your seats!
Arthur the King Release Date
Watch the exciting trailer for the upcoming movie called ‘Arthur the King.’ It stars Mark Wahlberg and a lovable street dog who really likes meatballs. Many people are guessing that “Arthur the King” will come out on March 22, 2024, but we couldn’t find any proof to confirm the release date.
You can watch Arthur the King Trailer below:
Arthur The King new trailer from Lionsgate was released today (11/15/23). Currently it is showing that the release date for the movie is still Unknown. pic.twitter.com/Wd2QULY5Wz
— Mark (@MarkCBott) November 15, 2023
The movie is based on a true story about a guy named Michael Light, played by Mark Wahlberg. He’s a pro adventure racer, and he leads a team of athletes in a big race in the Dominican Republic. During the 400-mile race, they all have to be really strong and tough. But what makes it special is that Michael becomes friends with a stray dog named Arthur, and Arthur becomes a big part of the team.
The movie is based on a book by Mikael Lindnord, and it’s directed by Simon Cellan Jones, who also worked with Mark Wahlberg on another movie called ‘The Family Plan.’ That one is coming to Apple TV Plus in December. The cast includes Simu Liu, Juliet Rylance, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ali Suliman, Bear Grylls (playing himself), and Paul Guilfoyle.
Arthur the King Expected Cast
Let’s be honest, the most important star in the movie is the dog playing Arthur, but we don’t have any information about the dog yet. So, let’s talk about the human actors.
Mark Wahlberg is the main actor, playing a pro adventure racer named Michael Light, who forms a bond with Arthur. Mark Wahlberg has been a famous actor for many years and has been in movies like Boogie Nights, The Departed, The Fighter, and The Other Guys. Recently, he was in Father Stu, Uncharted, and Me Time. He also has another movie coming in 2024 called The Family Plan.
Other actors in the movie include Simu Liu (from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Nathalie Emmanuel (known for Fast X), Ali Suliman (from The Swimmers), Paul Guilfoyle (seen in Don’t Look Up), and Bear Grylls, who plays himself in the film.
Arthur the King Production
Originally, Baltasar Kormákur was set to direct, but he had to withdraw because of scheduling issues. Mark Wahlberg was cast in the lead role in July of 2019. The replacement of Kormákur with Simon Cellan Jones and the addition of Simu Liu Ali Suliman and Rob Collins to the cast were all announced in December 2020.
Paramount Players was initially connected as a distributor, but departed the project for unclear reasons and was replaced by Lionsgate in June 2020. Production was set to kick off in Puerto Rico that next fall. In December of that year, reports surfaced that Lionsgate had also dropped the movie.
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Who is Simon Cellan Jones?
Arthur the King was directed by Simon Cellan Jones. Jones is a prolific TV director who has worked on some of the greatest series around, but he may not be well-known to cinema lovers because he has only directed a few feature-length movies (Some Voice, The One and Only, and Eroica in the early 2000s). Shows like Ballers, Jessica Jones, Bloodline, Treme, and Boardwalk Empire, to mention a few, are included in this category.
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