The aptly titled Daddy’s Home 2 has a first trailer, which indicates that Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s parental figures will be contending with not only each other this time around, but also with their respective fathers — played by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson.
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s battle royale in the Christmas comedy Daddy’s Home almost extended to the basketball court. In this exclusive deleted scene above from the movie’s upcoming Blu-ray release on March 22, we see Ferrell’s mild-mannered stepdad gently coaching the youth basketball team and reminding them to run his special play that conveniently spells out “HAVE FUN.” That’s when Wahlberg’s tough-talking biological father steps in. After casually dropping his (possibly fake) b-ball cred, including three seasons in an Italian league and a retired jersey in the “Benetton arena,” he slam dunks one for good measure, instructing the kids to “feed the big man,” which in this case, is definitely not Ferrell.
“I play Griff,” Hannibal Buress said of the handyman he plays in the new hit comedy Daddy’s Home, before quickly correcting himself. Yes, the character he plays is technically named Griff, and he’s a key pawn in the film’s central patriarchal showdown between Mark Wahlberg’s biological pops and Will Ferrell’s stepdad as they vie for their children’s affection.
The stars of the hit comedy Daddy’s Home, which made a very solid $40 million in its opening weekend (just behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens), spoke with Yahoo Movies earlier this month about their own child-rearing philosophies. Will Ferrell — who plays a dopey stepdad to Mark Wahlberg’s badass biological father in the movie — jokingly embraced the age-old tactic of spanking. Appropriately for their characters in the film, his costar Wahlberg did not find Ferrell’s threats all that intimidating. (Watch the video above.)
Christmas Day is heralding yet another record for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Disney’s space saga is smashing the Christmas record with at least $40 million at 4,134 U.S. theaters on Friday. Paramount’s Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy’s Home looked likely to lead the rest of the pack at U.S. multiplexes with as much as $30 million.
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg reteam as a stepfather and father competing for the love of the kids in Sean Anders’ new comedy.
Ho, ho… oh no. In this exclusive clip from the forthcoming Christmastime comedy Daddy’s Home, Will Ferrell plays a bad Santa. He stars as a radio exec named Brad who has just married the woman of his dreams: Sara, played by Linda Cardellini. The thing is, she has two children from a previous relationship with a freewheeling guy named Dusty (Mark Wahlberg), who hasn’t been around much… until now. Trying to shake off Dusty, Brad vies for the attention of his stepkids — at the expense of their unreliable birth dad.
They’ve built a full-scale suburban household — complete with a surrounding white picket fence — within the dark confines of a large soundstage at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in suburban New Orleans. Sure, the lawn is Astroturf, but the whole setup feels so homey you half-expect someone to start firing up burgers and dogs in the fake house’s fake backyard barbeque.
By Beatrice Verhoeven Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have a “good old-fashioned Dad-off” in the new trailer for Daddy’s Home. The comedy 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 real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Paul Scheer,and Hannibal Buress co-star alongside Ferrell and Wahlberg, who previously teamed up in 2010 for The Other Guys. See Video: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell Battle for Kids’ Affection in First ‘Daddy’s Home’ Trailer Sean Anders and John Morris co-directed the film, based on the screenplay by Brian Burns.