We love Will Ferrell, but it’s been a while since he’s starred in a truly great comedy. Let’s face it, “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and “Zoolander 2” were disappointments, “Get Hard” wasn’t what it could be, and while I think that “Casa De Mi Padre” is pretty underrated, it never found an audience. But this summer he’s swinging for the fences with “The House.”
Co-starring with fellow ‘SNL’ alum Amy Poehler, this one has a pretty good premise, following a couple who run an illegal casino operation, looking to raise some much needed cash. 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 the basement of his house.
Also featuring Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, and Cedric Yarbrough, “The House” opens on June 30th.