Donnie Wahlberg has joined the cast of MGM’s laffer “The Zookeeper” alongside Kevin James and Rosario Dawson.

Story centers around a zookeeper who decides to quit his job to find love, but the animals in his charge break their code of silence to teach him how to pursue the woman of his dreams. Frank Coraci is directing from the screenplay by James, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Rock Reuben and Nick Bakay.

Wahlberg most recently appeared in “Righteous Kill” with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

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