Paramount Pictures is looking to move into production fast on a comedy they want to make called Daddy's Home. The studio is currently in talks with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell to star in the picture. They previously starred together in the comedy The Other Guys, which was hilarious. These guys definitely have great on-screen chemistry.
Horrible Bosses 2 and We're the Millers writers Sean Andres and John Morris are also in discussions to direct the project. The movie has been in the studio's pipeline since last year when they had Vince Vaghn attached to the project with Ferrell. Etan Cohen was also set to direct it at that time as well. The project fell apart, but is obviously being quickly put back together.
According to Deadline, the story follows a "mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife’s two children. Complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids."
I like where they are going with this movie, and it will be great to see these two actors up on the big screen together again… if they can make a deal. The movie was scripted by Brian Burns, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Cohen. Ferrell and McKay are also producing through Gary Sanchez Productions.