by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, the hilarious duo that teamed up on screen to bring us The Other Guys, will once again be joining forces. They’ll be on opposite sides of the fence in the new comedy Daddy’s Home.
This time around we’ll see Will Ferrell as a mild mannered radio executive who wants nothing more than to be the best step-dad he can for his wife’s two children. But complications (and most likely hilarity) come in the form of Mark Wahlberg , the free-spirit and freeloading biological dad, who steps back into the picture to battle Ferrell for the kid’s love and admiration.
Ferrell does a great job playing the soft-spoken, down to earth guy who eventually goes batshit crazy. I like when he does something along those lines, like his characters in The Other Guys and Old School, as opposed to the “always on” kinds of characters, like he does in the Anchorman franchise or Talladega Nights.
This announcement comes on the heels of Wahlberg recently committing to playing Steve Austin the upcoming feature film adaptation of TV’s The Six Million Dollar Man. It kind of makes sense though. Mark Wahlberg has made a career out of doing a serious film or studio big budget action movie and then going and doing some off the wall comedy.
Sean Anders, the director behind That’s My Boy and Horrible Bosses 2, will helm this production. Filming is scheduled to begin later this year.