Movies & TV | 4 months ago

Welcome to #TRAILERCHEST, where we're looking at the red band trailer for The House

Plot's it all about?

All bets are off in what looks to be one of the funniest films of the year - Andrew J. Cohen's directorial debut The House. It stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as Scott and Kate Johansen, two suburbanite parents who decide to open a Vegas-style casino in their basement after blowing their daughter's college fund.

Encouraged by their friend Frank (the brilliant Jason Mantzoukas), they encounter strippers, gambling cheats and flamethrowers in their quest to underground casino greatness, all in the name of funding their beloved daughter's tuition.

The film relies on the absurdly high college fees in America, with the parents needing to come up with $50,000. As extreme as that sounds... have they ever tried to find student accommodation in Dublin?

The film is Cohen's first as director but he previously worked with co-writer Brendan O'Brien on smash hit Bad Neighbours, while producer Adam McKay has worked with Ferrell on comedy classics like Anchorman and Step Brothers.

With the film looking like another addition to the list of hilarious Ferrell-led comedies, we can't wait until it drops this summer.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas

Directed By: Andrew J. Cohen


Release Date: June 30


Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures


While you're here...

Why not hit play on the video below to let funnyman Fred Cooke woo you with his sexy French accent, Dara Dynamite ditches the Speedos to become a Kingsman, Mayo band Flat Out put the woe of the All-Ireland Final behind them to perform the Magic Cover and Justine Stafford takes to the streets to find a date for the Debs.


We also caught up with the cast of Kingmsan: The Golden Circle – Taron Egerton and Mark Strong – as well as the stars of new Irish film Maze – Barry Ward and Nidge himself, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (and his wonderful hat).

It's all jam-packed into this week's episode of The JOE Show, so what are you waiting for?

Check it out right here...

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