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.