Saturday, April 20, 2024

Exclusive: Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler Comedy “The House” Adds Surprising Cameos in Re-Shoots


The word from L.A. is that there two more people in “The House” with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

I’m told that re-shoots in the last couple of weeks were extensive. And brought in for comic relief: Mariah Carey and Jeremy Renner.

Isn’t that odd?

Word from the set was that “Mariah was a nightmare.” Well, of course she was. But Mariah’s a good actress, as we’ve seen in “Precious.”

Renner as comic relief? Well, Will Ferrell and producer Adam McKay know how to make a funny movie. “The House” is directed by Andrew J. Cohen, the young writer of “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” and “Neighbors.”


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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