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Update: Paramount sets Mel Gibson and John Lithgow to star in Daddy's Home 2

02.15.2017

Mel Gibson John Lithgow Daddy's Home 2

Update: It seems that Paramount Pictures were successful in courting Mel Gibson and John Lithgow to star in DADDY'S HOME 2, as Deadline reports that a deal with the pair has been reached. As you would imagine, they will be playing the fathers of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell's characters. The comedy sequel will find Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) now working together to give their kids a perfect Christmas, but when Dusty’s Dad (Gibson) and Brad’s Dad (Lithgow) arrive, their blended family conflicts rise to the surface.

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Although Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's DADDY'S HOME didn't exactly endure itself with critics, it still managed to rake in quite a lot of dough at the box-office, and I think we all know what that means. Time for a sequel! Paramount Pictures quickly signed both Ferrell and Wahlberg up for a follow-up early last year, and now it seems as though they're looking to add Mel Gibson and John Lithgow to the sequel's cast as well.

Deadline reports that the studio is currently courting both John Lithgow and Mel Gibson to star in the DADDY'S HOME sequel, and, although the report doesn't specify, I would imagine that they'll be playing the respective father's to Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's characters. Nothing has been set in stone just yet, but Deadline says that the offers are out and that it looks "promising." Although Gibson (and Lithgow obviously) certainly has comedic chops, it seems an odd move to make coming so soon after the success of HACKSAW RIDGE, which recently scored six Oscar nominations including nods for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.

HACKSAW RIDGE will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on February 21, 2017.

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Source: Deadline

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9:47PM on 02/16/2017

Wish it had been the opposite...

Gibson playing Ferrell's dad and Lithgow playing Wahlberg's would have been nice with each other wishing their son was more like the other (Gibson wishing Ferrell was more like Wahlberg and viceversa), jealousy and comedy ensues!
Gibson playing Ferrell's dad and Lithgow playing Wahlberg's would have been nice with each other wishing their son was more like the other (Gibson wishing Ferrell was more like Wahlberg and viceversa), jealousy and comedy ensues!
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1:51AM on 02/16/2017
Of all the projects he had to pick to help his comeback he had to pick this one. C'mob Gibson, you're better than this. But I'm sure he and Lithgow will elevate the sequel if the script is good enough.
Of all the projects he had to pick to help his comeback he had to pick this one. C'mob Gibson, you're better than this. But I'm sure he and Lithgow will elevate the sequel if the script is good enough.
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10:55PM on 02/15/2017
Dump Ferrel and Whalberg altogether and use these two guys as the main protagonists, and you'll have a much deeper and more interesting movie.
Dump Ferrel and Whalberg altogether and use these two guys as the main protagonists, and you'll have a much deeper and more interesting movie.
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12:44PM on 01/31/2017
The same statement where they bounced this also included the release date, this November. You guys are slipping you used to report movie news as it happened. Now it's a day or two late.
The same statement where they bounced this also included the release date, this November. You guys are slipping you used to report movie news as it happened. Now it's a day or two late.
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1:32AM on 01/31/2017
Or what if... They both play Ferrell's dads!
Or what if... They both play Ferrell's dads!
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11:12PM on 01/30/2017
I'd be willing to bet it will be one of those deals where you expect Gibson to play Wahlberg's dad and Lithgow to play Ferrell's, but actually it's the other way around.
I'd be willing to bet it will be one of those deals where you expect Gibson to play Wahlberg's dad and Lithgow to play Ferrell's, but actually it's the other way around.
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11:12PM on 01/30/2017

Not fake news... Just news no one cares about

The only thing newsworthy here is a tragic utilization of true acting talent.
The only thing newsworthy here is a tragic utilization of true acting talent.
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10:08PM on 01/30/2017
More Gibson, the better.
More Gibson, the better.
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