Will Ferrell Moves To The House

Producing and staring in a new comedy

Will Ferrell Moves To The House

by James White |
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It would appear that Bad Neighbors writers Brendan O’Brien and Andrew J. Cohen really like stories of suburbia, as they’ve set The House, a new comedy script, amongst the squat houses on the outskirts of a town. New Line has won a bidding war to acquire the rights, with Will Ferrell climbing aboard to star.

Cohen, who with his partner is also behind the screenplay for new Zac Efron comedy **Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates, is set to make his film directing debut with the movie, after working on music videos and acting as second unit director to Nick Stoller on Bad Neighbors.

Ferrell, who is on board to produce via his Gary Sanchez company will play a man who, alongside his wife, manages to spend their daughter’s college fund. Desperate to round up some new moolah, they team up with a few neighbours to open up an illegal casino in the 'burbs. New Line has offered around $40 million to get the film made, with Cohen targeting an August shoot ready for a summer release next year.

Ferrell will next be seen in prison prep comedy Get Hard alongside Kevin Hart, which arrives here on March 27. He’s also worked on comedy drama Zeroville and is shooting Daddy’s Home alongside his old The Other Guys co-star Mark Wahlberg.

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