Wahlberg, Franco Have A “Date Night”

Mark Wahlberg and James Franco have joined the cast of the rom-com “Date Night” for 20th Century Fox reports Variety.

Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a married couple who find their routine date night becomes much more than just dinner and a movie.

Wahlberg plays a successful and crazily buff securities expert who flirts with Fey’s character. Franco portrays a not-too-bright con man and petty criminal.

Also starring are Leighton Meester as the couple’s babysitter, Common as a villain, Taraji Henson as the sole cop who believes the couple’s story and Kristen Wiig as Fey’s best friend.

Josh Klausner penned the script and Shawn Levy will direct.