Paying for college is not an easy thing to do. Tuition costs keep rising as median incomes remain the same. The result has been parents and children alike falling into debt in the hopes of getting an education necessary for gainful employment in today’s world. The duo of Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien find plenty of comedic potential in this tragic reality that so many face, and the masterminds behind Neighbors and its sequel are ready to push a couple of parents to the limit with The House, which also marks the directorial debut for Cohen.
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star as parents that are struggling to come up with a way to pay for their daughter’s education. They’re able to figure out a way to accumulate plenty of cold hard cash when Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) suggests they run an underground casino out of their home. It’s safe to say that this is a scheme that won’t go according to plan.
There’s obviously plenty of room for comedic hijinks in the concept for The House, and the roster of talent involved suggest that maybe the movie could pull it off. Joining Poehler, Ferrell, and Mantzoukas are Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, and Rob Huebel.
All the bets will placed and winnings paid out when The House hits theaters June 30, 2017.
The official synopsis for The House:
After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) 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 (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.