Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell Comedy ‘Daddy’s Home’ Gets Christmas Release

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Paramount has set a Christmas release date for Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy “Daddy’s Home.”

It’s the fifth title to land on Christmas, following Open Road’s “Snowden,” Fox’s Jennifer Lawrence drama “Joy,” Warner Bros.’ remake of “Point Break,” and Sony’s Will Smith drama “Concussion.”

Ferrell portrays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best possible stepfather to his wife’s two children. Wahlberg plays their freeloading father.

Ferrell and Wahlberg previously collaborated on the cop comedy “The Other Guys.” Sean Anders directed from a script by Brian Burns, with revisions by Anders, John Morris, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Etan Cohen.

Morris is producing with Ferrell, Henchy and McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner.  The executive producers are Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and David Koplan of Red Granite Pictures.

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  1. john says:

    Are they really so stupid? I don’t know but it seems too crowded. A movie or two (not the Oscar bait ones like Joy) will have to change I think…

  2. TomNewYorker says:

    dame, that date is way to stack.

    if Paramount was smart, they’ll release it on the first week of December(cause all it’s gonna face off against is Krampus) or December 11th(all it’s gonna face off against is that Heart Of The Sea film and a film call lady In The Van with Maggie Smith, oh and not to mention open just a week before some film coming out call Star Wars).

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