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It had been previously reported that the studio was courting Gibson and Lithgow to play the fathers of Wahlberg and Ferrell respectively, and sources now say the deals have closed.
Sean Anders is back as director. He wrote the sequel’s script with John Morris. Gary Sanchez, Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, and Kevin Messick are producing with Morris. Linda Cardellini, Owen Vaccaro and Scarlett Estevez are also returning. The original grossed $240 million worldwide.
Plot details revolve around Wahlberg and Ferrell’s father and step-father characters working together to help raise Wahlberg’s kids from previous marriage. When Gibson and Ferrell’s fathers arrive for Christmas, the family dynamic is tested again — Gibson and Lithgow have their own ideas about how the kids should be raised.
Gibson was »
- Justin Kroll
Author: Scott Davis
Despite the controversy that has surrounded him in the last decade or so, it seems Mel Gibson is well and truly on the comeback trail in Hollywood. His latest film, Hacksaw Ridge, has been a big success across the globe and was rewarded last week with an Academy Award nomination for Best Director alongside his star Andrew Garfield, nominated for Best Actor (read our review here).
Now it seems Gibson could be about the jump back in front of the camera if new rumours are to be believed. Deadline is reporting that the Braveheart star is being courted for a role in the upcoming comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2, which would see him star alongside the returning duo of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, reprising their roles as Brad and Dusty respectively.
Indeed Gibson isn’t the only award-season favourite wanted for the film as The Crown »
- Scott Davis
According to Deadline, John Lithgow is being eyed to play daddy to Will Ferrell’s Brad Whitaker, and Gibson would play the father of Mark Wahlberg‘s Dusty Mayron in the planned sequel, which has been given a release date of November 10, 2017. That’s pretty soon in the movie world with not one single frame being shot as yet.
The project is set up over at Paramount Pictures, and will be the sequel to the 2015 worldwide hit that brought in an astonishing $240 million globally.
More as it comes in.
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Feb 16, 2017
It’s definite: both Mel Gibson and John Lithgow have been added to the cast of the upcoming sequel, Daddy’s Home 2. The pair had been rumoured to be involved, and Gibson will play Mark Wahlberg’s father in the new film, whilst Lithgow will be Will Ferrell’s dad. The plot will see the pair of grandfathers arriving for Christmas, with their own ideas about how children should be brought up. Chortles will ensue.
From earlier this month...
Whilst Star Wars: The Force Awakens was mopping up box office hundreds of millions at the end of 2015, another movie was quietly becoming a decent hit too. That film »
“Daddy’s Home 2” will debut in theaters on November 10, 2017. The follow-up to the 2015 hit will bring back Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as warring fathers. It is also rumored to add John Lithgow and Mel Gibson to the mix. Sean Anders, the director of the first film, will return behind the camera.
“Daddy’s Home 2” will head off against “The Star,” a Sony animated offering, and “Red Sparrow,” a Fox thriller from Francis Lawrence, the director of several “Hunger Games” films. It will also be up against the second weekend of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Bad Moms Christmas,” two highly-anticipated sequels. It’s a highly competitive time of year, as studios are angling to get their films into multiplexes in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The first “Daddy’s Home” grossed $240.4 million globally despite being released in the shadow of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The combination of a Ferrell »
- Brent Lang
31 January 2017 7:07 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Paramount is moving Daddy's Home 2 into theaters in November.
Mel Gibson and John Lithgow are eyed to join Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in Sean Anders' follow-up, which will once again see the two types of father figures — the strong alpha male and the sensitive caring type — go head-to-head. This time around, the palette is expanding to include an older generation.
Anders directed the initial Daddy's Home, which opened Christmas Day »
- Ashley Lee
Daddy’s Home may have received mixed reviews from critics when it was released back in 2015, but it was a hit at the box office with a worldwide total of $240 million on a budget of just $70 million. That’s fairly impressive for a comedy, and enough of a haul that it took no time at all for there to be talk of a sequel.
It’s still in the early stages of development, but Daddy’s Home 2 has already made two seriously impressive casting additions. According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures is in talks with Mel Gibson and John Lithgow for roles in the film, and while character details haven’t been revealed, it may not be too much of a stretch to assume that they could be playing the fathers of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
In Daddy’s Home, the story revolved around a war between a caring step-father »
- Josh Wilding
Paramount Pictures has put out offers to Mel Gibson and John Lithgow to star in their upcoming comedy sequel Daddy's Home 2. While nothing is set in stone yet, their prospects for joining this comedy sequel reportedly look "promising." No details have been given about what characters they may portray, but it's possible they could be playing the fathers of Will Ferrell's Brad Whitaker and Mark Wahlberg's Dusty Mayron. That hasn't been confirmed at this time, but it certainly seems plausible. There will be Spoilers below if you haven't seen Daddy's Home yet, so read on at your own risk.
Deadline broke the news earlier today, which comes just as both actors have been recognized on the awards circuit. Mel Gibson's latest directorial effort Hacksaw Ridge received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, while John Lithgow won a Screen Actors Guild Award this weekend »
8 items from 2017
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