Spencer Breslin joins “Happening” cast

Spencer Breslin has landed the title role in the high school comedy Harold opposite actor-producer Cuba Gooding Jr. and a lead role in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller The Happening, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Breslin, known for his title role in The Kid and lead performances in The Cat in the Hat and the two “Santa Clause” sequels, will star as Harold, a prematurely balding student trying to adapt to a new high school. Gooding will portray a janitor who befriends the teased teen in the City Lights Pictures/M.E.G.A. Films production.

In 20th Century Fox’s The Happening, Breslin appears with Mark Wahlberg, who plays a father trying to lead his family to safety when a natural disaster threatens to destroy the planet.

Breslin, the 15-year-old older brother of Little Miss Sunshine Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin, describes his role in “Happening” as “a typical teenage boy, a bit of a smartass.” He claims he “hasn’t been clued in” to other aspects of his role in the film, which he begins shooting in August in Philadelphia, including whether his character is part of Wahlberg’s family.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

It is also worth noting that Breslin worked with Bruce Willis in The Kid, and his sister Abigail played the role of Bo Hess in Signs.


  1. I think it's great that Abigale Breslin is getting another role in an M. Night film. She did great in Signs. I'm getting more and more excited about The Happening. I wish I could chat more about it on the forums, but it seems that my account hasn't been activated or something…

  2. The bad news, IMO, keeps rolling in. I really don't like any of the roles this kid has played, I hope Night juices the best acting possible out of this kid.

  3. Yeah, I'm not saying this kid is a bad actor, but all of his roles have been in corny movies. Zoom, and The Santa Claus sequels were very corny movies.
    I'm sure, when given the chance, he can act very serious. We'll just have to see.

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