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Linda Cardellini joins Will Ferrell in 'Daddy's Home'

The film is directed by Sean Anders, who is also slated to helm "Horrible Bosses 2."

By Annie Martin
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Linda Cardellini will star alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in 'Daddy's Home.' (UPI/Danny Moloshok) | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/8996bfd481ef3130f926bf552d16321e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Linda Cardellini will star alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in 'Daddy's Home.' (UPI/Danny Moloshok) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Linda Cardellini has joined the cast of Daddy's Home.

The 39-year-old actress will star alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in the new Sean Anders (Sex Drive, That's My Boy) comedy. Brian Burns wrote the screenplay, with Ferrell, John Morris, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay as producers.

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Daddy's Home follows "a mild-mannered radio executive" (Ferrell) who becomes a stepfather to his wife's (Cardellini) two children. The character is forced to contend with the children's "freewheeling and freeloading" father (Wahlberg) after he comes back into the picture.

Cardellini is known for portraying Lindsay Weir on NBC comedy Freaks and Geeks, Samantha Taggart on NBC medical drama ER and Sylvia Rosen on AMC series Mad Men. The actress is attached to star as Meg Rayburn on new Netflix series Bloodline.

Ferrell last starred in Anchorman 2, and is also scheduled for Get Hard and Zoolander 2. Wahlberg is attached to Ted 2 and Deepwater Horizon, and will star as Steve Austin in The Six Billion Dollar Man, a film adaptation of 1970s series The Six Million Dollar Man.

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