Mark Wahlberg in Talks to Star Opposite Will Ferrell in Daddy’s Home Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.04.2014
Ferrell and Wahlberg as competing dads…
Deadline reports that the Paramount comedy Daddy's Home could re-team The Other Guys due of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Vince Vaughn was previously being eyed to headline the project.
Etan Cohen was previously in talks to direct the film, but now Sean Anders and John Morris could also be candidates. The story follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children. However, complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing dad and stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.
Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing the project through Sanchez Productions, along with Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane through Good Universe, whose Matt Leonetti and Spencer Wong will co-produce. Gary Sanchez's Henchy and Jessica Elbaum will executive produce the film.