Directed by Simon Cellan Jones, Wahlberg stars in the film as Dan Morgan, a married man with three children. While making a living as a car salesman, his secret history as a high-level government assassin returns and poses a threat to his suburban life.
A plot summary of the film reads, “When enemies from his past track him down, Dan packs his unsuspecting wife (Michelle Monaghan), angsty teen daughter, pro-gamer teen son and adorable 10-month-old baby into their minivan and takes off on an impromptu cross-country road trip to Las Vegas.”
The summary continues, “Determined to protect his family — while treating them to the vacation of a lifetime — Dan must put his long-dormant skills into action, without revealing his true identity.”
In addition to Wahlberg and Monaghan, “The Family Plan” also stars Zoe Colletti, Van Crosby, Saïd Taghmaoui, Maggie Q and Ciarán Hinds. The script was penned by David Coggeshall.
Jones told People, “I know he’s a huge movie star and all, but Mark is amazingly easy to work with. He’s got that secret sauce, obviously, he’s natural and instinctive, super professional and really well prepared.”
Jones additionally shared that Wahlberg “comes to work with strong and clear ideas about his character and the movie as a whole, but he’s also super collaborative.”
The director also spoke of the on-screen relationship between Wahlberg and Monaghan’s characters: “And, as you know, he’s just got funny bones,” he said said. “Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan are in top form as well — the two of them have incredible on-screen chemistry and you really buy into them as a married couple.”
Watch the trailer below: