Exclusive: Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul) is continuing her education and has signed on to New Line Cinema’s upcoming college-set comedy Life Of The Party. While plot details are being kept under wraps for the pic described as in the vein of Rodney Dangerfield’s 1986 comedy Back To School, Ennis will play “a sorority sister with issues”. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs, Jacki Weaver, and Molly Gordon, Ben Falcone directs Life Of The Party from a script he co-wrote with McCarthy. McCarthy and Falcone are producing alongside Chris Henchy, with David Siegel executive producing. Set for release May 11, 2018, filming is set to begin next month in Atlanta.
Ennis, whose previous roles include Erin on Better Call Saul and Leigh Patterson on Veep, will be seen alongside Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in New Line’s summer 2017 comedy The House. She was most recently seen in the comedy Slash, and is repped by UTA and Underground Management.
Exclusive: Former NFL star Kerry Rhodes has signed on to executive produce and appear in the horror-comedy Tragedy Girls. Starring Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Alexandrea Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), the film follows two death-obsessed teenage girls who host an online show devoted to real-life tragedies and send their small Midwestern town into a frenzy as they strive to cement a legacy as modern horror legends.
Rhodes played NFL football from 2005-2012, first with the New York Jets followed by the Arizona Cardinals. He’ll produce Tragedy Girls through his The Comeback Kids banner, which has already produced the documentary Gone In An Instant and has several projects set for distribution. He’s set to star in the upcoming fourth season of Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong. Rhodes is repped by Pantheon and Luber Roklin Entertainment.