DaniElle DeLaite talks to Mark Wahlberg and Daddy’s Home writer/director Sean Anders about Instant Family and bringing Ander’s true story of raising his own family and how this film is a love letter to them. Wahlberg talks about using his own family dynamic worked their way into the script, and how he jumped at the chance to make the film.
They both talk about working with a serious issue with a heartfelt edge, to best appeal to families of all kind. They acknowledged that many adoption stories begin with tragedy, and their determination to tell a truthful story as well as making a comedy.
The film also stars Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Octavia Spencer, Gustavo Quiroz and Julianna Gamiz.
Instant Family is out in the UK on the 15th of February, 2019. Here’s the interview.