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“The House Movie” – What Would You Do To Pay Tuition?

It is 2017, and nowadays, more than 50% of American high school graduates continue their education and set out with hopes of attaining a college degree. It is no secret that higher education can be pretty pricey, in fact, college savings programs are being offered to parents in the same breath as health insurance for their babies.

At the beginning of last school year, in fall 2016, did you know that an estimated 20.5 million students were enrolled in college, constituting an increase of 5.2 million since 2000. Just a few years ago, nearly 75% of 24 to 34-year-olds pursuing a 4-year bachelor’s or higher labor force degree. Of this number, only about 1 in ten full-time traditional-aged students, or 8%, work more than 35 hours a week

Parents: How much would you pay for your child to attend college?

Students: What would you do to pay your tuition if you suddenly found out your parents spent the funds you planned to spend over the next 4 years for your education?

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 worldwide beginning June 30, 2017.

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