Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star in Instant Family, an upcoming feel-good comedy inspired by the real-life events from the life of writer-director Sean Anders (Daddy’s Home 1 & 2, Horrible Bosses 2).
The first trailer has arrived for the film, which sees Wahlberg and Byrne starring as Pete and Ellie, a couple that decide to enter the world of foster care adoption to start their family. They intend to adopt one child, 15-year-old Lizzy (Isabela Moner, the future Dora the Explorer back with Wahlberg after Transformers: The Last Knight), but she comes with two siblings. Pete and Ellie soon find themselves in over their heads.
It looks like an amiable, familiar little family comedy that could work well thanks to the cast, which includes quality supporting players such as Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale and comedian Tom Seguara, the latter of which I personally want to see more of in the film realm. Hopefully Wahlberg and Byrne have some decent chemistry to carry the film.
Take a look the trailer below, and beneath it you can watch a featurette looking at Anders’ real family and the themes behind the film. Instant Family will be hitting US cinemas on 16 November and opening in Australia on 10 January, 2019.
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 and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale.