"Instant Family" is giving us some more instant gratification: We no longer have to wait till 2019 to see the upcoming Mark Wahlberg-starring film.
Paramount adjusted its calendar to make the shift. "Instant Family" is now opening on Nov. 16, just shy of three months earlier than its previous Feb. 15, 2019 release date, Variety reports. Apparently, test audiences have been enjoying it, so the studio decided it could be a good fit for the holiday season.
That is a kin-centric time of year, so "Instant Family" may indeed be a big draw. Based on real-life experiences of writer-director Sean Anders, it stars Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who go through the foster system to adopt and end up with a trio of rambunctious kids. Anders wrote the script with John Morris, and they are producing with Wahlberg and Steve Levinson.
In addition to Wahlberg and Byrne, the film stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Isabela Moner, Iliza Shlesinger, and Tom Segura, so you'll have a chance to spend the holidays with some great actors. There may be stiff box office competition for "Instant Family," though, as other movies coming out that day include "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" and "Widows."
"Instant Family" hits theaters Nov. 16.