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.
The comedy The House also stars Nick Kroll (Vacation, TV’s Kroll Show), Allison Tolman (TV’s Fargo), Michaela Watkins (TV’s Transparent), Ryan Simpkins (Arcadia), Jessie Ennis (TV’s Veep and Better Call Saul), Rob Huebel (Horrible Bosses 2, TV’s Transparent), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s Reno 911!) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Town, The Hurt Locker, Arrival).
Andrew Jay Cohen makes his feature film directorial debut with The House. The script was written by Brendan O’Brien and Cohen, whose previous collaborations include the hit comedies Neighbors and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. The House is produced by Nathan Kahane, Joe Drake, Brendan O’Brien, Andrew Jay Cohen, Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The executive producers are Marc S. Fischer, Chris Henchy, Spencer Wong, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, and Bruce Berman.
The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Jas Shelton (Keanu, Jeff, Who Lives at Home), production designer Clayton Hartley (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, We’re the Millers), editors Evan Henke (The Interview) and Mike Sale (Central Intelligence), and costume designer Christopher Oroza (Hollywood Adventures). Music is by Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau.
The House is set for release June 30, 2017.
A New Line Cinema presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Gary Sanchez/Good Universe Production, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.