by: S. Scott Stanikmas
The upcoming Mark Whalberg / Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home has just cast Linda Cardellini, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cardellini will play the current wife of Ferrell and the ex-wife of Whalberg.
The film, being directed by Sean Anders, will focus on a mild mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who will need to fight for his stepchildren’s love and admiration when their freeloading and freewheeling biological father (Whalberg) steps back into the picture.
Linda Cardellini is absolutely hilarious and great choice for this film. I loved her in Grandma’s Boy and thought she was great in Freaks and Geeks. She’s shown her range in TV dramas like ER and Mad Men as well children’s films like the live action Scooby-Doo movies.
Cardellini is currently working on the Netflix original series Bloodline, which centers on a family of four adult siblings. The show premieres in March. She’s also co-starring with Kristen Wiig in the new film Welcome To Me.