The one thing you’re guaranteed with a Will Ferrell comedy is a certain juvenile ambience that takes no brain power to watch, one where you can sit back on a Friday night and put the stresses of the week behind you. The brand new trailer for The House, where Amy Poehler stars as his onscreen wife, has all the exact same ingredients you would expect for this comedy concoction.
Making his feature film directorial debut on the picture is Andrew Jay Cohen who served as co-writer on Zac Efron’s Bad Neighbours and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Cohen also co-wrote this project alongside his writing partner Brendan O’Brien so we are guessing the comedy antics of The House won’t veer too far away from what has already worked for them. Antics that include, opening a casino in their home, they trailer hits on rooms with a strip club and even Ferrell accidentally chopping someone’s finger off as far as we can tell.
Starring alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, who play Scott and Kate Johansen, proud parents of college hopeful daughter, Alex, Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), who only realise they can’t afford to send their daughter to college until she is accepted. Also making an appearance in The House are popular comedic actors Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”) and Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”).
The House is released in UK cinemas on June 30th 2017
The House Official Synopsis
After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s (Ryan Simpkins) college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.