Filming Starts on Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Comedy

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Photo

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler (Photos by Richard Chavez)

New Line Cinema announced filming has begun on an untitled comedy movie starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. First time feature film director Andrew Jay Cohen is at the helm and co-wrote the script with Brendan O’Brien. The cast also includes Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, and Cedric Yarbrough.

The film marks a reunion for SNL alum Poehler and Ferrell who’ll be playing a married couple in the upcoming comedy. Ferrell, Cohen, O’Brien, Nathan Kahane, Joseph Drake, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum are producing, with Spencer Wong, Chris Henchy, and Marc S. Fischer executive producing.

The Plot:

After Scott (Ferrell) and Kate (Poehler) 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 (Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.


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