After playing the daughter of Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in the forthcoming New Line comedy, Simpkins will be seen playing Kyle Mooney’s sister in the Sundance sensation co-starring her Star Wars hero Mark Hamill.
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Jason Mantzoukas looks like a major scene-stealer in Andrew Jay Cohen’s directorial debut, which New Line will release in June.
Soon we’ll be releasing the 2016 Hit List, our compilation of the best year’s best spec scripts as voted on by industry professionals. In preparation for its release, we’re taking a look back at the writers who made the Hit List in 2015 — where they were, and how far they’ve come in just one short year.
Ferrell and Poehler star as a tight-budgeted married couple who accidentally blow all of their daughter’s college savings. Desperate to right their finances and fix their offspring’s future, they open an underground casino in their white-picketed suburbia.
Scripted by Neighbors duo Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, the pic centers on a married couple who, after blowing their daughter’s college fund and desperate for cash, team with their neighbors to open an illegal casino in the suburbs in an attempt to raise the money back.