Mark Wahlberg recently starred alongside Michelle Monaghan in the 2023 Apple TV+ original film The Family Plan. With an intriguing and comedic storyline at hand, the trailer for the movie received wild reviews and a lot of excitement.
The movie, however, was an average comedy movie that received kind of terrible reviews after its release. Director Simon Cellan Jones talked about how there is a possibility of a sequel. The director shared that if the sequel were to happen, it would be a road trip film.
Mark Wahlberg’s The Family Plan May Get A Sequel
Starring in the 2023 movie, The Family Plan deals with Mark Wahlberg being an ex-assassin and giving up the life of killing for good. Things turn south, however, when some enemies from his past track him down in the hopes of killing him.
The twist in the tale is that Mark Wahlberg’s character is now a family man. Being a dad of 3 children, Wahlberg has no option but to pack his bags and leave for a road trip to Las Vegas. Although the film received average reviews, the director of the film, Simon Cellan Jones talked about the possibility of a sequel in an interview with The Direct.
“That’s a great question. I don’t know. They’d all be older and wiser. But, you know, it would definitely be a road movie. I don’t know whether it’d be Europe or South America, somewhere crazy like that.”
He further continued,
“Yeah, but I think it would look it would be a different story, but it would be the same family, and it would be because family never cures its problems. It just sort of puts them on hold for a while. I think they’d still be tons and tons of great material.”
As for Mark Wahlberg and his co-star Michelle Monaghan, the two added quite the charm in the movie. As the interview progressed, Wahlberg revealed that there was only one F-bomb in the movie and he was so sad that he didn’t get to say it!
Mark Wahlberg Didn’t Get To Say The F-Bomb in The Family Plan
Being an ex-assassin with an army of enemies at your trail, it is a natural instinct to at least curse a little. However, cursing is a big no-no when it comes to PG-13 movies. As per the rules for film ratings, a PG-13 movie can have one curse word throughout the entire runtime and Mark Wahlberg was so sad that it wasn’t him who dropped the F-bomb!
“In a PG-13 movie, you get one F-bomb, [the director] kept giving it to [Michelle Monaghan]. It was that one moment in the elevator and I was like, Yeah, well, I had five other places where I thought, you know, I should get the F bomb, right?… She got the F-bomb, the scene was spot on.”
He further continued,
“So there’s probably a sizzle reel with me attempting to get the F-bomb, about 10 different moments, that we might at least put on some sort of extras.”
Being a movie about family and comedy, The Family Plan received a rating of 6.3/10 on IMDB and a record-low of 24% on Rotten Tomatoes. With a potential sequel on the way, the 2023 film is currently available to stream on Apple TV+ in the U.S.