Zooey Deschanel Takes on Shyamalan’s Natural Crisis

Zooey Deschanel (pictured inside) has signed on to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in M. Night Shyamalan’s natural-disaster actioner The Happening for 20th Century Fox, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Penned by Shyamalan, the story revolves around a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity. With plot details being kept under wraps (although B-D has learned it involves killer trees), the studio would only confirm that Deschanel will play the female lead. Shooting is scheduled to begin in August in Philadelphia.

Source: Hollywood Reporter