Having struck up an unusual and wholly hilarious partnership in 2010’s hit comedy, The Other Guys, it was only a matter of time before Paramount and partner company, Gary Sanchez Productions, sought out to reunite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell for another cinematic romp. And it seems as though the wheels are in motion on the pair’s latest outing, Daddy’s Home, which will see Ferrell and Wahlberg compete for the affection of two children.
Horrible Bosses 2 helmer Sean Anders is on board to direct, with Entourage‘s Brian Burns penning the script. From what we understand, Daddy’s Home was initially due to enter production late last year, when Vince Vaughan was attached to the project alongside Ferrell, a situation that would have had Etan Cohen in the director’s chair. Alas, it seems as though Vaughan’s commitment to the second season of True Detective may have shepherded him out of the running line for the comedy, though Cohen remains there to oversee the script.
Details are currently scarce on the ground for Daddy’s Home, but given the chemistry that Ferrell and Wahlberg formed on the set of The Other Guys — a partnership that guided the latter actor to other comedy projects, including Ted and Pain & Gain — you can color us cautiously optimistic for the duo’s upcoming movie.
Daddy’s Home is due to begin filming before the year’s end and as always, we’ll keep you right up to date with the latest news pertaining to Wahlberg and Ferrell’s latest outing as it appears.
“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.