Sean Anders, who's comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 hits theaters this month, will direct Daddy's Home from a screenplay by Brian Burns, with Paramount Pictures, Red Granite and Gary Sanchez producing.
Will Ferrell will star as a mild-mannered radio executive who is forced to compete with his stepson's real father, a freewheeling freeloader played by Mark Wahlberg. Complications ensue, and the two find themselves competing or the love of their child with varying degrees of success.
The movie only moved forward after a co-financier stepped up in the form of Red Granite. They also got the long-gestating Dumb and Dumber To off the ground, which hits theaters this month.
Daddy's Home was originally set to start filming last year with Vince Vaughn in the Mark Wahlberg role. Etan Cohen was going to direct, but the project soon fell apart. Now its back on track and moving swiftly.