Popular stand-up comic Hannibal Buress will be joining the cast of the big screen comedy Daddy’s Home, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
This Paramount-Red Granite movie follows a conservative, uptight radio executive (Ferrell), who is determined to be the best possible stepdad to his wife’s two kids. Life turns upside down for the family when the irresponsible, freeloading biological dad (Wahlberg) suddenly appears and becomes a rival for the children’s affection.
Buress’s role is described as a “sarcastic handyman.” In addition to his stand-up performances, Buress has both written for and acted in numerous TV series, including 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. He can currently be seen on Comedy Central’s Broad City. The comic has been in the news lately for reigniting interest in rape allegations against Bill Cosby, referring to Cosby as a rapist in his stand-up act.
Cast as Ferrell’s wife is Linda Cardellini, best known for the TV series Mad Men and New Girl.
Directing the picture is Horrible Bosses 2 director Sean Anders and filmmaker John Morris. The movie was written by Brian Burns of TV’s Blue Bloods and Etan Cohen (Men in Black 3), along with collaborators Chris Henchy and Adam McKay, who have teamed up on previous Will Ferrell projects, including the feature film The Campaign.
Filming on Daddy’s Home is currently underway, and the movie is expected to hit theaters in 2015.