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.
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.)
The Other Guys are about to turn on each other. Five years after their hit buddy-cop comedy, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg reunite in the new comedy Daddy’s Home. Watch the exclusive trailer.