Zooey Deschanel has signed to star with Mark Wahlberg in M. Night Shyamalan’s 20th Century Fox thriller The Happening, reports Variety. The director’s Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense producer Barry Mendel will produce with Sam Mercer.
The Happening tells the story of a man who takes his family on the run when an apocalyptical natural crisis threatens to end civilization; filming starts in August in Philadelphia.
Deschanel’s credits include the upcoming Surf’s Up and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. She has starred in Bridge to Terabithia, Failure to Launch and Elf.