Thanks to the Daddy’s Home films, director Sean Anders has a ton of experience making family driven narratives, and his latest feature Instant Family takes that one step further. Inspired by his own experiences as a father to three children, the feature centers on a couple (Daddy’s Home star Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne) who decide to enter the world of foster care adoption. Isabela Moner, seen earlier this year in Sicario: Day of the Soldado, co-stars as the eldest of the three siblings. Byrne delivered one of her finest performances recently as a woman with a desire to have children in Juliet, Naked, and now this role seems to be a natural extension of that performance. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Instant Family, co-starring Octavia Spencer and Tig Notaro, opens nationwide November 16.
Mark Wahlberg may have earned himself an Oscar nomination for his role in 2006’s The Departed, but many fans still remember him best from his career-making role as Dirk Diggler in 1997’s Boogie Nights. Two decades after playing the decadent porn star, Wahlberg looks at the role a lot differently; more and more, he’s been distancing himself from it. Family and faith have changed his perception of Boogie Nights, and he doesn’t think he would ever do a movie as racy as that again. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mark Wahlberg)
Wahlberg’s new movie is the spy thriller Mile 22, and it opens in theaters on Friday.
MMA icon and WWE star Ronda Rousey trained with U.S. Navy SEALs and Army Rangers to prepare for her role in Mile 22, the latest collaboration between director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg. The feature centers on a CIA task force assigned to transport an asset 22 miles to safety while a group of terrorists try to take them down.
“It meant a lot to me to have somebody see more than just a fighter in me,” said Rousey whose previous credits include Entourage and Furious 7. “It’s easy to feel like people think that’s all I have to offer. (Peter Berg) saw something in me that I have been trying to see in myself for a really long time. I’m more than just a fighter and I could be so much more. I love acting. I just want to be able to do what I love.”
Click on the media bar to hear Rousey talk about the “refreshing” part of doing Mile 22: