Mariah Carey was scheduled to film a cameo but her scenes were never filmed. Will Ferrell recalled that she showed up four hours late, then didn't want to do the scene she had agreed to do. She then delayed production by not wanting to sing the song (one of her own) that she was supposed to sing. This would have required the legal department to clear the song. Carey also required her trailer to be filled with white flowers and stuffed lambs. Carey's scene was ultimately not filmed.
Steve Mnuchin, the Secretary of the Treasury in the Trump administration, is the Executive Producer of this film.
In this film Jason Mantzoukas plays Frank Theodorakis. In Neighbors (2014) he plays Dr. Theodorakis.
Will Ferrell (Scott), Andy Buckley (Craig), Rob Huebel (Officer Chandler), and Randall Park (Wall Street guy doing cocaine) appeared on The Office (2005). Amy Poehler (Kate), Jason Mantzoukas (Frank), Lennon Parham (Martha), and Nick Kroll (Bob) appeared on Parks and Recreation (2009). Jason Mantzoukas appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013). All three shows featured Michael Schur as a Creator, Writer, or Producer.