It’s All Happening For Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel (“Failure to Launch,” “Bridge to Terabithia”) has signed on to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in M. Night Shyamalan’s ecological thriller “The Happening” for 20th Century Fox.

Penned by Shyamalan, the story revolves around a family on the run from an apocalyptic natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to civilization. Deschanel will play the female lead.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in August in Philadelphia.