Paul Scheer has boarded the Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy’s Home from Paramount, Gary Sanchez and Red Granite. Ferrell stars as a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids. Scheer will play The Whip, a crazy DJ who has an interaction with Ferrell’s character (who is drunk) at a Lakers game.
Scheer recently wrapped production in Mexico on the Dark Factory Entertainment musical One Shot, about a failed performer-turned-stage manager (Topher Grace ) struggling to keep his latest show from imploding on opening night. Scheer will play Ron, a sweet but slow-witted prop guy who is overly optimistic in the midst of disaster. Ron is horrified when he accidentally hits the show’s female star in the head with a giant prop chopstick — sidelining her for the opening night. Scheer, repped by UTA and Principato Young Entertainment, co-stars on FXX’s The League and appears on NBC’s upcoming comedy Fresh Off The Boat.
Brian Huskey also recently wrapped a role in One Shot. In the film, he plays Lee, the theater medic who isn’t so great at his job. Lee is recently divorced and trying to get back in the dating game but is as bad at dating as he is practicing medicine. Huskey is reprising his role as the fierce reporter Leon West on HBO’s fourth season of Veep, bowing April 12. Huskey is also the star and co-writer of Matt Walsh’s comedy A Better You which is premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this Friday. In that film, Huskey plays Dr. Ron, a hypnotherapist whose life is spinning out of control. He is also co-starring in Comedy Central’s Another Period. Huskey is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment, Abrams Artists, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.