Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
In terms of box office news, all anyone could talk about last winter was the complete and utter domination of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and with good reason — it smashed nearly every record in its path, becoming the third-highest grossing movie of all time. But a few films managed to flourish even in the shadow of Starkiller Base, and one of those was Daddy’s Home. Opening the weekend after Star Wars, the comedy quietly racked up an impressive $240 million worldwide over the course of its run. So you can probably guess what I’m about to tell you next.
Yup, Paramount is moving forward with a sequel to Daddy’s Home, with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell set to return as the rival dads. No director has been announced, but Sean Anders (who also directed the last film) and John Morris are returning to write the script. Read More »
The last time Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell teamed up, it resulted in the mostly satisfying buddy cop comedy The Other Guys. But this time the two are going head to head in order to win over the love of Linda Cardellini‘s kids.
Daddy’s Home sees Ferrell as the new husband in a family with two kids, eager to win them over as their step-dad. But out of nowhere, their badass biological father (Wahlberg) shows up. And in the new Daddy’s Home trailer, he’s not pulling any punches when it comes to making sure his kids remember who their real father is. But Ferrell doesn’t take it lying down, and the two end up in a good old-fashioned dad-off. There’s no way this will have any impact on the children’s emotional development at all. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Here’s an early Father’s Day present for all you dads (and okay, everyone else) out there. Paramount has just dropped a new trailer for Daddy’s Home, which reunites The Other Guys co-stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as two feuding papas.
See, Ferrell is the well-meaning, if kind of boring, stepdad to two adorable children. But his relationship with them is jeopardized when the kids’ biological father, a cool special-ops agent played by Wahlberg, comes back into the picture. Linda Cardellini plays the mom caught in the middle. Watch the Daddy’s Home trailer after the jump. Read More »
We’ve been thinking about Adam McKay’s buddy action/comedy film The Other Guys recently, thanks to McKay’s flirtation with Marvel’s Ant-Man. But while that situation didn’t work out, it seems like Paramount is thinking about The Other Guys, too. The studio is setting that film’s two stars, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, to take the leads in the comedy Daddy’s Home, about two men battling for the love and attention of their children. Read More »
Atonement director Joe Wright is assembling the key cast for his teen assassin film Hanna, which already has Saoirse Ronan as the female lead. Now the movie that Brendon called “a kind of Nikita-meets-Leon, Kick-Ass-meets-Bourne mash-up” has a male lead: Eric Bana will play (I’m assuming) Hanna’s father, who has spent most of the girl’s fourteen years training her to be a killer.
The film shoots in March with Wright directing from a script by Seth Lochhead. [Variety]
After the break, Ed Helms finds yet another comedy; this time, it’s the directorial debut of writer Etan Cohen. Read More »
Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is a rare version of the young director with a hit movie on his hands: he didn’t walk into Zombieland‘s release weekend with another movie set up, ready to go. That could have been a problem if the zombie flick had failed, but it definitely did not. So what will Fleischer do next? Read More »