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Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon has signed on to direct Paramount's movie adaptation of the hit TV series Baywatch, which has Dwayne Johnson set to star. The actor has been attached to the project since October, when, ironically, Horrible Bosses 2 filmmakers Sean Anders and John Morris were set to direct. It is unclear at this point when production may begin, but the studio has been trying to get this project off the ground for many years.
The Baywatch movie has been in the works since July 2009, when Jeremy Garelick signed on to write and direct. A slew of writers have worked on the project between now and then, including Brian Gatewood & Alessandro Tanaka, Peter Tolan and Justin Malen. The writing team of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, which the studio is moving forward with.
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Baywatch is one of those projects that somehow just keeps dangling out of reach of the studio, in this case, Paramount. But the company seems determined to bring the lifeguard story to our screens, and now has Seth Gordon close to a deal to direct Dwayne Johnson in the film. The show, which became famous for its sun-kissed beaches, attractive lifeguards and The Hoff overseeing it all, has been in the works as a movie for a while, with Paramount looking to take it in an even more overtly comedic direction. The likes of Peter Tolan, Robert Ben Garant (who was also rumoured as a director) and, most recently, Justin Malen, have taken cracks at the script, while Horrible Bosses 2 directors Sean Anders were attached until recently.It appears Paramount isn’t straying too far from the Bosses team – Gordon directed the first film back in 2011 and has worked »
With Horrible Bosses 2 directors Sean Anders and John Morris at the helm, Daddy’s Home sees The Other Guys co-stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg put their fantastic chemistry to work yet again as Ferrell’s life with his new wife (Linda Cardellini) and her two kids is upended when their dead beat real dad (Wahlberg), uncomfortable with the idea that his off spring have a new step-dad, enters the picture. There is a lot of good will coming off the pairs excellent work together in The Other Guys that will surely help Daddy’s Home, but from what we see from the above trailer, there is a solid comedy here, and the two leads, especially Wahlberg do seem to be having a lot of fun. Released: 25th December (U.S)/ 26th December (Irl/U.K.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Daddy’s Home trailer: New comedy reunites The Other Guys stars in a war of the dads, due this December.
When a mild-mannered man (Will Ferrell) becomes stepfather to his new wife’s children, he can’t believe his luck. The kids have some reservations but he’s sure they’ll come around and he’s always wanted to be a dad. Unfortunately for him, bad-boy daddy Dusty Mayron (Wahlberg) suddenly returns to their lives, threatening his new role in the family and leading to a battle for the kids affections involving new pets, motorbikes, treehouses and what looks like a drunken attempt at Basketball.
With some decent gags on display, the Ferrell–Wahlberg double-act is again looking like a »
- Mike McCarthy
Daddy’s Home Trailer. Sean Anders and John Morris‘s Daddy’s Home (2015) movie trailer stars Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Linda Cardellini, and Paul Scheer. Daddy’s Home‘s plot synopsis: “When a divorced guy’s ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc.”
Mark Wahlberg has solidified himself as a viable comedic asset ever since Ted blew up the box-office. He was hysterical at various points in Boogie Nights, but that was a far more successful showcase for his dramatic chops than anything else. Bit parts in things like Date Night helped ramp up his official entry to comedy, and Ted just cemented that ability to transition in and out of it. This is now the second time Wahlberg joins Ferrell in a comedy – the two were in The Other Guys together in 2010.
Daddy’s Home reminds strongly of Step Brothers, though this time, »
- Marco Margaritoff
After their onscreen partnership in the Adam McKay comedy The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are back together and are battling it out for dad of the year in the first trailer for Daddy’s Home. Sean Anders and John Morris (who wrote Horrible Bosses 2 and Dumb and Dumber To) are the directors, and the film is written by Brian Burns (who worked in the writers’ room of Entourage and Blue Bloods). Here’s the synopsis:
When a divorced guy’s ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc.
Mark Wahlberg is the ‘divorced guy’ making things very difficult for Will Ferrell’s character, who just wants to be a good dad to his step-children. While their chemistry worked in The Other Guys, it’ll be interesting to see how they work together as rivals. But from what the trailer gives us, »
After starring together in "The Other Guys," Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg reteamed for the new comedy "Daddy's Home." And today, we have a trailer for the film. Check it out below. Plot: "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. The new movie is directed by Sean Anders and John Morris (Horrible Bosses 2) and is set to hit theaters on December 25th. Trailer: »
Directed by Sean Anders, 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.
Will Ferrell (who also produces) on the movie’s tone: “In terms of the movies that we’ve produced, we don’t have any problem doing heightened movies that get crazy. But this one is kind of in the zone of Meet the Parents in that it’s pretty relatable in terms of the scenarios and relationships in it. »
- Michelle McCue
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg played a pair of mismatched cops in the 2010 action-comedy The Other Guys. This December, the actors will once again join forces in the upcoming film Daddy's Home. Arriving just in time for Father's Day, the first trailer for the Christmas Day-bound comedy has been unveiled, and in the first look, a super cool father (played by Wahlberg) and a nerdy, neurotic stepdad (Ferrell) battle over the affection of their children.
Ferrell bears the brunt of the pain in the Daddy's Home trailer, getting thrown off a motorcycle, »
Just when it looks as if a bond is forming in this new family, all hell breaks loose when the children's much cooler biological dad (Wahlberg) turns up for a visit.
The stakes continue to rise as both men compete in the ultimate battle for fatherly supremacy.
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 — who everyone adores in the new trailer.
“There is no way this man is not your better in every way” a Spanish-speaking limo driver tells Ferrell’s character.
The fathers wind up competing for the affection of children, culminating in a scene where Wahlberg’s character has scored courtside seats for a Lakers game. The trailer includes footage that’s already gone viral of Ferrell hitting a cheerleader (played by Taryn Terrell) in the face with a basketball.
- Dave McNary
Did you love Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys? You're in luck! The pair have reunited for the new comedy movie, Daddy's Home. Paramount set a Christmas Day release date, and has now released the first trailer.
Will Ferrell stars as a mild-mannered radio executive who is striving to be everything to his two new stepchildren. But his role as world's greatest stepdad is jeopardized with the arrival of their real dad, played by Mark Wahlberg. The guy is a freewheeling, freeloading mess...And a lot more fun!
The two competing dads suddenly find themselves in a heated competition for affection. One brings home a dog, the other brings home a pony. And this war only escalates from there. Sean Anders and John Morris co-direct this surefire hit, which also features an all-star ensemble of comedy greats including Linda Cardellini as the mom, Paul Scheer, Thomas Haden Church, »
Just another one of those days where the trailer drops for a movie I didn't even remember writing about just over a year ago. I didn't know Daddy's Home was actually being made and boom, here's a trailer, and it doesn't look half-bad as The Other Guys stars, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, reunite for another comedy. This time the story centers on two men battling for the love and attention of their children, one the ex-husband (Wahlberg) the other (Ferrell) the uptight step father. Linda Cardellini plays the wife caught in the middle of their stupidity. Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress are among the film's supporting cast. Paramount has set a Christmas Day release date for the film, which is directed by Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2) and John Morris (currently attached to direct the Baywatch movie). Watch the trailer below, personally a looks a little too obvious, »
- Brad Brevet
Paramount released the first trailer for the Mark Wahlberg/Will Ferrell comedy “Daddy’s Home” on Friday. Ferrell plays a straight-laced suburban dad with an excellent credit score who is at a loss when his stepkids’ biological father (Wahlberg) re-enters their lives and challenges him for control of the family. Wahlberg is not above bribing the kids with money and puppies, while Ferrell does his best to score points by bringing home a pony for Christmas. Also Read: Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell Comedy 'Daddy's Home' Gets Holiday Release In addition to Ferrell and Wahlberg, the film also stars Linda Cardellini, »
- Joe Otterson
Directed by Sean Anders and John Morris, and written by Brian Burns, Daddy's Home is the second comedy collaboration between Wahlberg and Ferrell following their hit 2010 action-comedy The Other Guys. A mild-mannered radio executive struggles to become a good stepfather to his wife's two children, but complications arise when their father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, and Alessandra Ambrosio, Daddy's Home is scheduled for theatrical release December 25th, 2015. »
- Pietro Filipponi
While Michael Bay was signed for the first three "Transformers" films, from that point on his involvement is on a 'per film basis'. With the fourth it seemed liked he wouldn't be returning, until a deal was closed that saw him do "Pain & Gain" before going onto "Transformers: Age of Extinction".
Though many are assuming that Bay will return for a fifth entry in the series, that is far from set in stone yet and Bay has several other projects in the works that he could jump to instead. One person who is coming back though is actor Mark Wahlberg and, out doing promotion for "Ted 2," he tells Collider that he thinks Bay will direct it.
Asked if he knows what the status of the film is, he says: "I don’t. Just that Akiva [Goldsman] and those guys are starting to write and break stories, and stuff like that. »
- Garth Franklin
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.
- Dave McNary
“Daddy’s Home.” the buddy cop film comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, is joining the Christmas parade. Paramount said Wednesday that it will release the film directed by Sean Anders and John Morris on Christmas Day. The holidays are prime season at the box office and typically crowded, but this year will be particularly busy, in part because Disney is rolling out “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Dec. 18, a week before Christmas. “Sisters,” the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy from Universal, will also open that day. Also Read: Melissa McCarthy Vs. 3 Top Male Movie Stars: Who Has Bigger. »
- Todd Cunningham
Paramount Pictures has thrown its present under the box office Christmas tree, today setting a December 25, 2015 wide release for Daddy's Home, the comedy that reteams Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Horrible Bosses 2 helmers Sean Anders and John Morris directed the pic, which remember was originally set up with Vince Vaughn and Ferrell, with Etan Cohen directing. That package fell apart, and Wahlberg came aboard to pair with his co-star of the 2010 hit The Other Guys.… »
Tom at the Farm
Nearly two years after it first premiered at Venice, Xavier Dolan's fourth film "Tom at the Farm" is finally scoring U.S. distribution. Amplify Releasing will be debuting the French-language film in theaters and on VOD platforms starting August 14th.
Dolan stars in the psychological thriller about a young Montreal man who travels to rural Canada for an ex-boyfriend's funeral. He finds himself staying with the deceased's family as the situation grows increasingly tense and dangerous in a film that explores the intertwining of grief and desire. [Source: Variety]
Blumhouse Productions ("The Purge," "Insidious") has scheduled two untitled micro budget films for 2017. The first will open January 27th, the second on October 20th.
This follows in the wake of their recent announcement of a September 25th release this year of Eli Roth's "Green Inferno". Blumhouse also has "The Visit" on September 11th and "Jem And The Holograms »
- Garth Franklin
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