Mark Wahlberg enjoyed success in the comedy Daddy's Home as a very competitive father who attempts to bond again with his children after his ex-wife remarries. In the upcoming Instant Family, Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play a couple who become foster parents to three children and quickly realize they are wholly unprepared for the experience.
Due to positive advance screenings, the film has moved its theatrical opening from February 15, 2019 to November 16. The first trailer, combining physical comedy with heartfelt attempts to create a new family, has now been released; read all we know about the film and then watch the trailer below.
Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. We first heard about Wahlberg's role in September 2017, marking a reunion for the actor with writers Sean Anders and John Morris; they wrote (and Anders directed) both Daddy's Home and Daddy's Home 2. Byrne came on board thereafter to star opposite Wahlberg.
Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer (The Help), Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale later joined the cast; Spencer and Notaro are both playing social workers. Moner, who appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight with Wahlberg, will play the oldest foster child, a rebellious teen.
What's the story?
The official synopsis tells us: "When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. Instant Family is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders."
Who is Sean Anders?
Anders and John Morris have been writing partners for years. Their credits include Sex Drive, She's Out of My League, Hot Tub Time Machine, We're the Millers, Dumb and Dumber To and Horrible Bosses 2. Anders also directed Sex Drive, as well as Horrible Bosses 2 before the Daddy's Home films.
When does it open in theaters?
November 16, 2018.
Watch the first trailer below.