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Mel Gibson and John Lithgow Join the Cast of Daddy’s Home 2, A Comedic Family Entertainer

Written by Poorva Tamhane

The follow up to the 2015 movie, Daddy’s Home 2 will bring back Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as warring fathers. This time round the movie also stars Mel Gibson and John Lithgow. WWE star John Cena also makes a cameo in the movie which is being directed by Sean Anders who worked on the first movie as well.

The family entertainer has father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and stepfather Brad (Will Ferrell) joining forces to provide their children with the perfect Christmas. All hell breaks loose when their own fathers arrive on the scene and decide to do things their way. Mel Gibson plays Dusty’s dad whereas John Lithgow plays Brad’s dad. One of the dads is old school macho whereas the other is extra-affectionate.

Daddy's Home 2

Source – Landmark Cinemas

The sequel appears to be a lot more entertaining than the original with its slapstick humour and antics. The movie will definitely draw audiences as the entire star-cast consists of A-List actors who are known to be macho. And admittedly, just watching Ferrell and Wahlberg genuinely enjoy each other’s banter, which dates back to their 2010 gem, The Other Guys, is always amusing. Plus, Gibson playing into his bad boy image makes for obvious but potentially potent comic fodder.

Other actors like Linda Cardellini, John Cena, Owen Vaccaro and Scarlett Estevez are seen reprising their roles in this sequel. The film was mostly shot in Concord and Great Barrington in Massachusetts.

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