Mel Gibson and John Lithgow eyeing Daddy’s Home sequel
According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures‘ Daddy’s Home sequel may have just brought home a pair of formidable performers in Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Lethal Weapon, Blood Father) and John Lithgow (Interstellar, The Accountant, This is 40). While there’s no indication of who they may play, it seems likely to speculate that Lithgow would play the father of Will Ferrell’s Brad Whitaker and Gibson would play the paterfamilias of Mark Wahlberg‘s Dusty Mayron. The outlet also reported that Daddy’s Home 2 will hit theaters on November 10, 2017!
Released toward the end of 2015, Daddy’s Home became one of Will Ferrell’s biggest global hits ever with over $240 million worldwide and $150 million domestic. Ferrell and his two-time co-star Mark Wahlberg (The Other Guys) will reunite for the Daddy’s Home sequel, with Sean Anders and John Morris also returning to pen the script with Anders directing.
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. Directed by Sean Anders, the film also starred Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress.
Gibson, who was just nominated for a Best Director Academy Award for his work on Hacksaw Ridge, will next be seen co-starring with Sean Penn in The Professor and the Madman. Meanwhile Lithgow, who just won a SAG Award for his role in Netflix’s The Crown, will soon co-star in the NBC sitcom “Trial & Error.”
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