New Line acquires comedy spec script “The House” written by Brendan O’Brien and Andrew J. Cohen with Will Ferrell attached to star. From Deadline:
Ferrell plays a guy, who, with his wife, blows their daughter’s college fund. Desperate for cash, they team with some neighbors to open an illegal casino in the suburbs.
Per Deadline, interesting approach to the deal “which began with the writers pitching the concept to studios and leaving behind a script.”
Writers are repped by CAA and Deb Klein.
By my count, this is the 13th spec script deal in 2015.
There were 10 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.