It is a sad fact that college education costs have risen exponentially faster than most Americans’ income. For many, student loans are not a really viable option as high interest rates and other factors can drag out repayment far longer than lenders will initially tell you.
But in true entrepreneurial spirit, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler have decided to try a different way of paying their daughter’s way through an expensive ivy league school. They’re turning a house into a casino. Sure, they have no experience in running a casino, but what could possibly go wrong?
That’s the comedic premise in this summer’s The House, with Neighbors co-scribe Brendan O’Brien making his feature film directing debut, working from a script he wrote with his partner Andrew J. Cohen. From the look of this red band trailer – mostly for language, but there some comedic, but bloody, violence and a super-brief moment of nudity – it looks like the film could live up to its potential. We’ll find out when the film opens on June 30.
The studio synopsis is as follows –
After losing their college fund, Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) must figure out a way to earn some cash so their daughter (Ryan Simpkins) can go to school. With help from their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), the couple start an underground casino in the basement of their house. As the money rolls in and the good times fly, Scott and Kate soon learn that they may have bitten off more than they can chew.
The film also stars Steve Zissis, Allison Tolman, Rob Huebel, Lennon Parham, Nick Kroll, Sam Richardson, Rory Scovel, Andrea Savage, Michaela Watkins and Kyle Kinane.