Sometimes we read a synopsis and we’re like okay, sounds cute, but we will hold our judgment until the trailer. And then the trailer comes and we’re like dang it, fine … you’ve convinced us. That’s basically us and Apple TV+’s The Family Plan. Like, this isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel. But, like who cares?
All we want is to be ENTERTAINED. And this certainly looks like it’s going to enteratain us. And in time for Christmas, to. So bring it, Apple TV+! Bring it. Especially considering it’s starting to look like you’re going to bring it now and we’re going to have to hold off without any content for a long while because the strike is going to last forever and a half.
(Shame on you, AMPTP. Shame on you)
Anyway, here is the trailer. Enjoy it, because we might be getting down to the last new stuff we have for a while unless the studios can get their shit together soon.
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.
An Apple Original Film hailing from Skydance Media, “The Family Plan” also stars Zoe Colletti, Van Crosby, Saïd Taghmaoui, Maggie Q and Ciarán Hinds. The film is directed by Simon Cellan Jones and written by David Coggeshall. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger produce for Skydance, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson through Municipal Pictures. John G. Scotti executive produces.
Family road-trips can be difficult, even without assassins chasing you. The Family Plan premieres December 15.