Paramount has released the first Daddy’s Home poster and set of images from director Sean Anders upcoming comedy. The film stars Will Ferrell as Brad, a mild-mannered businessman who’s dedicated to becoming the best step-dad he can to his wife Sarah’s (Linda Cardellini) two children. When their freewheeling, devil-may-care father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) arrives, Brad has to maintain his household and compete for the children’s affection, leading to all out domestic warfare.
The film is not yet rated, but if Anders’ track record as a director (Sex Drive, That’s my Boy, Horrible Bosses 2) and screenwriter (Hot Tub Time Machine, She’s Out of My League, We’re the Millers) are any indication, it’s very likely that Daddy’s Home will bring a little R-rated raunchy comedy to the holiday box office. Daddy’s Home reunites Wahlberg and Farrell, who previously collaborated on Adam McKay’s hilarious cop comedy The Other Guys. The odd-couple duo had fantastic chemistry in that movie, but they were also under the watch of McKay, who has directed 90% of Will Ferrell’s most iconic comedic roles in the last decade, so here’s hoping Anders will be able to recaptures some of that magic.
Daddy’s Home also stars Hannibal Buress, Thomas Hayden Church, Alessandra Ambrosia, Paul Scheer, and according to Clarke’s set visit preview, at least one major uncredited cameo. The film arrives in theaters this Christmas, December 25th. Check out the new poster and images below.
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.