Wahlberg plays David McCall, who falls in love with Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon). His tenderness turns to violence, as he stalks and terrorizes her and her friends and family. This psycho drama is directed by James Foley. Co-starring William Petersen, Alyssa Milano and Amy Brenneman.
I don’t know any serial killers or stalkers so I just tried to invent my own style of stalking. The whole idea was to try and make it as simple and basic as possible. I didn’t want to appear to be acting. The stereotypical bad guy is loud, obnoxious and crazy looking. My character is multi-dimensional, very nice in the beginning. You really couldn’t pinpoint what was going to happen or who was gonna do it. That’s what I liked about it. I didn’t want to exert myself too much, I just thought that he only did things because of what other people did, or mistakes that he made. It was all there on paper, it was just a matter of playing it out.