'Veep' Actress Jessie Ennis Joins Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell New Line Comedy (Exclusive)

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The story centers on a married couple who lose their daughter's college fund.

Jessie Ennis is joining Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in their New Line comedy.

The film, previously called The House, is now untitled. Ferrell and Poehler will play a married couple who lose their daughter's college fund. They team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in the basement of their suburban house to earn back the cash.

Ryan Simpkins is playing the couple's daughter while Ennis will play her wild best friend. Jason Mantzoukas also stars.

Andrew J. Cohen is directing the film based on a script that he wrote with Brendan O’Brien. 

Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will produce and Spencer Wong will executive produce for Good Universe. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum will produce and Chris Henchy will executive produce for Gary Sanchez. Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien will also produce while Marc Fischer is an executive producer.

Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown and Michael Disco are overseeing for New Line.

Ennis’ TV credits include hit series Veep and Red Band Society, while she's had film roles in David Cross' Hits and G.D.F. She's repped by UTA and Underground.
 

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