We are getting closer to the release of “Game Night” so it seems the promotion is getting on it’s way. Today, IGN exclusively released a new production still which features Rachel and costar Jason Bateman with costars Lamorne Morris, Billy Magnussen, and Kylie Bunbury in the background. The movie will be released on February 23, 2018 in the USA and Warner Bros UK recently moved the release forward for the UK towards March 2, 2018 (previously May 4, 2018).
In the New Line comedy Game Night, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as a couple whose weekly game night with their friends goes horribly wrong when the fun murder mystery game they think they’re playing turns into a very real kidnapping. Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Lamorne Morris, Billy Magnussen, Kylie Bunbury and Sharon Horgan also star in the film, and we’ve got a first look photo of the main cast.
The film’s directing team of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein made their feature-debut as helmers with the 2015 Vacation remake, but they got their start as writers, having also worked on films like Horrible Bosses (1 and 2, also featuring Bateman), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and most recently, Spider-Man: Homecoming. But in the case of Game Night, the pair recently told IGN that one of the biggest challenges was striking the right tone between the comedy and thriller aspects of the film.
The 41st Annual Göteborg Film Festival unveiled it’s lineup earlier this week and “Disobedience” is part of it’s lineup. The movie will make it’s European premiere during the festival and it’s part of their International Competition selection. The festival runs from January 26 to February 5.
Disobedience (International Competition)
Sebastián Lelio | 114min | United States, United Kingdom, Ireland
Year: 2017 | Language: English | EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Sparks fly from Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Sebastián Lelio’s (Gloria) charged drama about a New York photographer forced to return to her Orthodox Jewish home.
When Ronit’s father, a rabbi, dies, she heads off to London and the districts, the family and the friends she once left behind. Back home are the old best-friends Dovid and Esti, now married to each other. While Dovid prepares to assume leadership of the congregation, the deeply religious Esti and the black sheep Ronit find their way back to a forbidden flame, which might destroy everything. Disobedience is not just a film about religion and its tight reins, but above all a wonderfully humanistic story about empathy, understanding, forgiveness and about discovering and fighting for what you really believe in. And about freedom being a gift that entails loss.
The first season of “Slings & Arrows” is currently available for streaming on Encore+. Streaming is free (!) and it’s a collaboration with Canada Media Fund so the streaming is official (and thus legal). We highly recommend everyone to stream and watch this series as it is still one of our favorite projects of Rachel to date. Rachel stars in the first season of the Canadian series alongside Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Luke Kirby, Don McKellar, & Mark McKinney. We have embed the first episode below/after the jump, but be sure to head over to Encore+ to find the playlist of the first season of the series. For in-depth information about the series be sure to head over to our information page. The prequel to the series is currently in development, as we previously reported, with the creators aiming to bring back (part of) the original cast. Fun fact: While promoting “The Vow” back in 2012, Rachel stopped by Live with Kelly! with actor Daniel Radcliffe as cohost and he revealed he is a fan of the series calling it an “amazing show.”
First of all: We want to wish everyone a happy new year! It’s a new year and time for our annual a look ahead with an overview of what you can expect in 2018 from Rachel’s career. We have an exciting year ahead of us with at least two movies getting released in theaters. You can find our overview below/after the jump.
It’s time for our annual year in review again. This year probably marks one of the quietest years of Rachel’s career thus far. This year none of Rachel’s movies got released in theaters, but “Disobedience” screened during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Rachel filmed the movie in the beginning of this year in the UK and also filmed “Game Night” in the first half of this year. We will give you a summary and review of Rachel’s career in 2017 on the last day of the year.
Read our full review after the jump/inside.
Rachel’s feature film debut “The Hot Chick” celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary earlier this month. The movie was released on December 13, 2002 in the United States. Rachel costarred alongside Rob Schneider, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Eric Christian Olsen and more. To promote the movie, the cast was featured in Seventeen Magazine’s January 2003 issue. Rachel told Seventeen: “We were a pretty tight-knit group. If we had to work through the night, we’d stay on the set and watch the sun come up together.”
The movie seem to have special place in Rachel’s heart to this date. She told Vogue in 2009: “My first film in the U.S. and a huge milestone in my life.” While promoting “Spotlight“, Rachel told People Magazine she credits the movie and Rob Schneider for her career: “I was testing for a pilot to play Nancy Drew, and I didn’t get it. I went to another audition, but I was so devastated that I wasn’t even concentrating. I got the other role instead. It was The Hot Chick, and I switched bodies with Rob Schneider. I really have to thank Rob Schneider!”. Switching bodies with Schneider was “one of the hardest jobs I’ve had to date”. She echoed in 2014 to Allure Magazine: “It was probably one of the scariest moments I’ve had in my career. It stretched me in ways I could never have imagined.” She recalls, “I remember standing backstage, dressed like a mechanic. I had a pink bikini on underneath, grease on my face, and I just remember breathing deep and thinking. Oh. my God, I have to go out there and do this striptease, as a man…as a woman. How did I get here?”
Looks like “Game Night” finished post-production. The movie got rated R earlier this week, according to Film Ratings. The movie will be released on February 23, 2018 in the USA and May 4, 2018 in the UK.
Game Night (2017)
Rated R for language, sexual references and some violence.
New Line Cinema
Warner Bros. has moved its release of “Game Night” a week to February 23 according to Deadline. It was previously set for March 2 and originally set for February 14.
Warner Bros/New Line is moving their Jason Bateman-Rachel McAdams comedy Game Night back to February, specifically the 23rd. On its new date, Game Night vies against Weinstein Co’s War With Grandpa, Paramount’s Annihilation and Orion’s Every Day.
The movie is expected to be released on May 4, 2018 in the UK (same weekend as “Disobedience“). For more international release dates be sure to head over to IMDB.