John Leguizamo has been cast in 20th Century Fox thriller The Happening, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, reports Variety.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg as a man who takes his family on the run when a natural disaster threatens to end the world. Leguizamo plays his best friend. Zooey Deschanel also stars.
Shooting starts next month in Philadelphia. Fox has scheduled a worldwide release date of Friday, June 13, 2008.
Leguizamo can next be seen in Spike TV’s “The Kill Point,” an eight-hour original miniseries that debuts Sunday.