A new red-band trailer has arrived for the upcoming summer comedy The
The film stars comedy titans Will Ferrell (Step Brothers, Anchorman 2) and Amy Poehler (Sisters, Parks and Recreation) as a married couple who are hopeful that their daughter (Ryan Simpkins – Revolutionary Road) will get into the university she desperately wants to attend. However, once she is accepted the reality hits that they cannot afford to send her to such a prestigious (and expensive) school and don’t have the courage to tell her the truth.
So, with the help of their friend and neighbour (Jason Mantzoukas – The Night Before), they start their own underground casino to raise the money needed – with a little help from under-age DJs, MMA fighting, strip clubs, flamethrowers and exacting revenge of card cheaters. Everything you could want from a night at the movies really.
The House is the directorial debut of writer Andrew Jay Cohen (Bad Neighbours) and looks like it could be the comedy blockbuster of the summer. The film marks a reunion for Ferrell and Poehler after their Saturday Night Live days, as well as appearing together in Anchorman 2 and 2007’s Olympic ice-skating comedy Blades of Glory which co-starred Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Jenna Fischer (The Office) and Will Arnett (The Lego Batman Movie).
Nick Kroll (Loving), Alison Tolman (The Gift), Michaela Watkins (In A World…) and Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, Arrival) co-star.
Here’s the official synopsis:
After Scott and Kate Johansen lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank, they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.
The House opens on June 30th in UK cinemas.