Mel Gibson and John Lithgow join the “daddies” in Paramount Pictures’ first trailer for Daddy’s Home 2. The duo are playing the fathers of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell’s characters.
The trailer sets out a plotline of the fathers/grandfathers being met at the airport to join the Christmas holiday celebration with Wahlberg and Ferrell. In case you have forgotten, Wahlberg plays a divorced father whose children are living with his ex-wife and her new husband, played by Ferrell.
In this new film, the two families have decided to team up to provide their kids with a perfect Christmas.
Going back to the trailer, Ferrell and Lithgow embrace joyously at the airport after not seeing each other for two weeks – much to the chagrin of Gibson’s old-school ultra-macho character.
“You’re letting this guy raise your kids half the time?” Gibson asks his son incredulously.
Later, to impress his elementary school-age grandchildren, Gibson tells a joke that starts, “Two dead hookers wash up on the shore…”
Sean Anders has returned to the director’s chair. He also wrote the script with John Miller, his writing partner on We’re The Millers. The first Daddy’s Home performed well in late 2015 as counter-programming directly against the mega-hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The film also stars Linda Cardellini, John Cena and Alessandra Ambrosio. Daddy’s Home 2 opens in the US on Nov 10. – Reuters/Dave McNary