Children’s Hospital‘s Rob Huebel is about to add illegal gambling to his CV, as he’s joined the cast of the untitled Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler Comedy formerly known as The House. Set to begin filming this week in Los Angeles, the film follows a pair of parents who accidentally spend all the money they’d saved for their daughter’s college tuition. To fix the mess, they open an underground casino in their suburb and recruit their friends and neighbors to help run the business. Ryan Simpkins was previously announced to play their daughter, and the film also stars Jason Mantzoukas and Cedric Yarbrough.
The script was the subject of a bidding war earlier this year, with New Line winning with a commitment to a $40 million budget. It’s written by Brendan O’Brien and Andrew J. Cohen, who wrote the 2014 hit comedy Neighbors, with Cohen directing. Good Universe is producing along with Ferrell and Adam McKay through their Gary Sanchez banner along with Jessica Elbaum, Cohen and O’Brien. Marc Fischer and Chris Henchy are executive producing.
Best known for writing and starring in Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital, Huebel previously starred on Human Giant, and has recurring roles on Amazon’s Transparent, and FX’s The League (now on FXX). He recently wrote and starred in Paramount’s Crash Test with Paul Scheer and will be seen next year in the New Line Cinema comedy Keanu, the debut feature film pairing from Key & Peele. Huebel is repped by UTA, Principato-Young and attorney Karl Austen.
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