While Tom Cruise has stayed true to his death-defying path, Mark Wahlberg has made the transition from action star to star of family-friendly comedies. Wahlberg still has fans who undoubtedly still want to see him be the tough guy, and that’s where a movie like The Family Plan comes in, because in this Apple TV+ original he gets to be both a suburban dad and an elite assassin.
Wahlberg gets the best of both worlds in The Family Plan, playing a husband and father of three kids, living a life of domesticated bliss. But that’s only half of his story, because dear old Dad is basically James Bond, and when his past comes back to haunt him it threatens to expose the secret to his family.
Joining Wahlberg in the cast is Michelle Monaghan, who has also done her fair share of action flicks and family comedies. They’re joined by the always-awesome Maggie Q, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ciaran Hinds, Zoe Colletti, and Van Crosby.
The film is directed by veteran TV filmmaker Simon Cellan Jones, who recently helmed episodes of See, Jessica Jones, and The Expanse.
Here’s the synopsis: Dan Morgan (Mark Wahlberg) loves his quiet suburban life as a devoted husband, father of three and successful car salesman. But that’s only half the story. Decades earlier, he was an elite government assassin tasked with eliminating the world’s deadliest threats. 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. 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.
The Family Plan hits Apple TV+ on December 15th.