It’s been almost five years since Will Ferrell and Mark Whalberg first teamed up in Adam McKay’s satirical comedy The Other Guys. Now, the pair has reteamed for a comedy of a different sort in Paramount Pictures’s upcoming flick Daddy’s Home.
You may have seen the viral video of Ferrell taking out a cheerleader (and not for dinner – he can be seen literally knocking her to the ground by hitting her in the face with a basketball) at a Pelicans/Lakers game earlier this year. While the video blew up online, it was all part of a scene for Ferrell and Whalberg’s new movie. And if you think that the basketball stunt was as big as it gets for Daddy’s Home, guess again.
The premise is fairly simple: Ferrell plays nice-guy Brad who works at Panda Radio, an easy listening station. He’s getting serious with the likes of Linda Cardellini who just so happens to be the ex-wife of Whalberg’s bro’d out Dusty. Naturally, he’s not too keen on a new guy joining the family and crazy ensues.
While we can’t tell you much about our time on set in New Orleans, we can reveal that there’s what you’d expect from physical comedy and then there’s Daddy’s Home. Fans can expect a big skateboard sequence featuring a major uncredited cameo, zip line adventures and a motorcycle most definitely ends up crashing through a wall. Do with that what you will…
Add the always hilarious Hannibal Buress into the mix, who was doing stand up shows in the French Quarter after he wrapped his shoot days, and you have a recipe for success.
Daddy’s Home hits theaters on December 25th, and in the meantime you can enjoy the Someecards-style Father’s Day cards below. Click here to go to the official website.
Here’s the official synopsis for Daddy’s Home:
“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.