While the two actors were very much on the same side for 2010’s hilarious buddy cop comedy The Other Guys, Sean Anders and John Morris’ upcoming family comedy Daddy’s Home finds Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg at loggerheads as they try to constantly one-up each other in what they describe as a good old fashioned ‘dad-off.’
It’s all in an effort to win over the affection of Wahlberg’s kids. He plays a cocksure and dashing ex-lover who is essentially the ying to Ferrell’s buttoned-up yang. Throwing a spanner in the works when he returns home to his ex-wife, the mere presence of Wahlberg’s freewheeling Dusty tees up a fierce competition between the two leads, and today’s array of clips showcase the mano-a-mano standoff that ensues.
Coming by way of Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures, the studios also unveiled a slew of images for Daddy’s Home, though it’s the TV spots and clips that give some indication of just how far out of his depth Ferrell’s character really is. Refusing to admit ‘defeat’ to his now sworn enemy, our mild-mannered radio executive attempts everything from a drunken free throw to rollerblading, though nothing – and we do mean nothing – goes according to plan.
Sean Anders and John Morris’ (Horrible Bosses 2) family comedy finds a home when Daddy’s Home arrives in theaters on December 26. Until then, you can gain a gist of Wahlberg and Ferrell’s near effortless chemistry via the new clips and images below.
Daddy’s Home 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 freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.