Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg will be co-starring in the comedy movie Daddy’s Home set up at Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. Ferrell and Wahlberg scored box office success playing cops who were partners in The Other Guys back in 2010, and rumors circulated shortly after its release that the actors would team up for a sequel. Daddy’s Home isn’t a sequel, but at least it gives audiences the chance to see Wahlberg and Ferrell play off of each other again.
Filming’s expected to get underway this year.
Horrible Bosses 2 director Sean Anders will helm the comedy from a script by Brian Burns (Entourage), revised by Anders and John Morris (Dumb and Dumber To), Chris Henchy (The Other Guys), Adam McKay (The Campaign) and Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder).
“Will and Mark are the absolute perfect on-screen duo to take on this hilarious project. With Anders at the helm, and our partners Red Granite on-board, we are thrilled this movie is getting underway,” said Adam Goodman, President of Paramount Film Group.
Riza Aziz, Co-Chairman of Red Granite Pictures added, “We’re particularly excited not only to reunite with the wonderful Paramount team but to collaborate again with the comical genius of Sean Anders and John Morris, who we had the pleasure of working with on Dumb and Dumber To. And we are thrilled to partner with Will, Mark and Gary Sanchez. We look forward to an inspiring, hilarious adventure.”
Daddy’s Home follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.
-By Rebecca Murray
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