Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are set to reunite for a Daddy’s Home sequel.
According to Deadline, both actors have signed on those dotted lines and are set to reprise their Daddy’s Home roles for a second round.
The first film, directed by Horrible Bosses 2 helmer Sean Anders, took in $US240.3 million worldwide. That may not sound like an absolutely massive gross for a mainstream Hollywood picture, but it’s a decent result, and actually makes it Will Ferrell’s highest offshore gross of any picture to date. It’s also the highest-grossing Ferrell-led live-action feature thus far, beaten only by Megamind and The Lego Movie. In comparison, The Other Guys, the previous Wahlberg-Ferrell picture, drew $US170 million worldwide.
Paramount Pictures and Gary Sanchez Productions were obviously happy with Daddy’s Home‘s performance. The studios are bringing back both Anders to direct and co-write the screenplay. Co-writer John Morris is also returning.
No word yet on what the sequel’s plot will be or whether any of the supporting cast members (Hannibal Buress, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church) will be returning. We’ll keep you informed.