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“Game Night”: It’s A Wrap

“Game Night”: It’s A Wrap

It’s a wrap for “Game Night“. It appears the movie wrapped up filming last week with Rachel’s last day of filming on Friday. The movie began filming early April in Atlanta and filmed throughout April until last week. The movie filmed in Atlanta and in the Atlanta region including Marietta, Alpharetta and Cartersville Airport. Rachel’s co-stars shared on-set images to celebrate the wrap, which you can find below. Rachel stars as Annie alongside Jason Bateman, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Michael Cyril Creighton and Kyle Chandler. The movie is expected to be released on February 14, 2018 in the USA.

The movie is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who also wrote the latest draft of the script from an original screenplay by Mark Perez. Jason Bateman is also serving as producer alongside John Davis, Marc S. Fischer, John Fox and James Garavente. As previously reported, “Game Night” marks Rachel’s return to a true comedy since 2005’s “Wedding Crashers“. Rachel’s co-star Kyle Chandler talked about just finishing the movie last week, while he was promoting another project.

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“Disobedience” Finds International Distributors

“Disobedience” Finds International Distributors

Variety is reporting that “Disobedience” was acquired for international territories, including in the UK and the Australia. It has not yet been reported if the movie found a distributor in the United States, but it was previously reported that the movie is expected to be released in 2017. The movie is currently in post-production and being sold at the Cannes buyers market.

Continuing to work with world-class directors from across the globe, Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment has sold most of the world on its double bill of upcoming English-language movies from Sebastian Lelio: Romantic drama “Disobedience,” currently in post-production, starring Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola; and Lelio’s untitled film with Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, in a reimagining of his critically-acclaimed Berlinale 2015 smash hit “Gloria,” which is currently in pre-production.

”We feel very fortunate to work with Sebastian [Lelio] and some amazing producers on two truly special films. This is proof positive that excellence and boldness in film can still guarantee a filmmaker world class distribution,” said Glen Basner, FilmNation CEO.

As proof, “Disobedience” has been acquired by Curzon Artificial Eye for the U.K., Roadshow for Australia, Mars for France, Cinema SRL for Italy, Lev for Israel, and Pathe for Switzerland.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group (SPWAG) has acquired multiple territories including Germany, Spain, Japan, CIS, South Korea, Benelux, Latin America, Greece, Portugal, Portugal, Turkey, all of Asia and South Africa.
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“Game Night” Gets Valentine’s Release Date

“Game Night” Gets Valentine’s Release Date

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros changed the release date for “Game Night“. They previously announced February 16, 2018 release date but they have moved up the release to February 14, 2018 (US). The movie is currently still filming in Georgia, including Atlanta.

New Line’s comedy Game Night moves from Feb. 16 to Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day next year. The holiday falls on a Wednesday, and God knows it’s a big moviegoing day.

It’s not the first time one of Rachel’s movies opened on Valentine’s Day. In 2012 “The Vow“, starring Rachel and Channing Tatum, opened on Valentine’s Day which turned into one of Rachel’s highest grossing opening weekends in the United States.


“Game Night” Press Release + New Plot Details

New Line Cinema released a press release which confirms that principal photography is currently underway for “Game Night“, as we previously reported, and reveals new details about the plot.

BURBANK, Calif.–Principal photography is underway on New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night,” starring Jason Bateman (the “Horrible Bosses” films, TV’s “Arrested Development”) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Dr. Strange”). Filming began on location in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, marking their second film as co-directors following “Vacation.”

Joining Bateman and McAdams in the cast are Billy Magnussen (“Bridge of Spies,” TV’s “American Crime Story”), Sharon Horgan (Amazon’s “Catastrophe”), Lamorne Morris (TV’s “New Girl”), Jesse Plemons (“Black Mass,” TV’s “Fargo”), Kylie Bunbury (TV’s “Pitch,” “Under the Dome”), Michael Cyril Creighton (“Spotlight”) and Kyle Chandler (“Manchester by the Sea,” TV’s “Bloodline”).

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.
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“Game Night” Additional Casting

“Game Night” Additional Casting

The “Game Night” ensemble is rounding-up! Deadline reported earlier this week that Kyle Chandler joined the cast. He will be playing Jason Bateman’s brother. Writer Mark Perez confirmed the news on his twitter page.

Bloodline star Kyle Chandler will play Brooks, the successful, better-looking brother to Jason Bateman’s character Max in New Line/Warner Bros’ comedy Game Night from John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. In fact, it’s the Friday Night Lights alum’s character who concocts the whole idea for the game night in the film.

Deadline is reporting today that Sharon Horgan also joined the cast as Sarah.

More contestants continue to join New Line/Warner Bros.’ Jason Bateman-Rachel McAdams comedy Game Night with Catastrophe Emmy nominee Sharon Horgan set to play Sarah, the date that Billy Magnussen’s Ryan brings along to the evening of comedy errors. While Ryan has a predilection for dating millennial girls, Sarah is more normal, clever and of an appropriate age. Meanwhile, Sarah devises a side plan during the night that potentially impacts Brooks the game night architect played by Kyle Chandler.

Chandler and Horgan join Rachel, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury and Lamorne Morris. The movie will film in April in Atlanta and is expected to be released February 16, 2018 in the United States.


“Game Night” Details & Latest Casting News

Game Night” is expected to start filming in April in Atlanta and it looks like they are rounding up the cast. Deadline is reporting that Billy Magnussen is set to join the cast. Furthermore, they also released more details about the plot and are reporting that Rachel will be playing Annie.

Magnussen will play Ryan, a friend to Bateman and McAdams’ characters, Max and Annie. He usually dates hot millennial girls with zero personality. But Ryan brings Sarah, a smart woman of an appropriate age with personality, to game night because he’s tired of being made fun of for being shallow. Ryan is normally very selfish and superficial, but he grows to appreciate Sarah’s humor and intelligence, and falls in love with her. Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, and Lamorne Morris also star.

The comedy was written by Mark Perez and cameras roll next month in Atlanta with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein directing. The duo also penned the most recent draft of the script. Bateman will produce with James Garavente of Aggregate Films. John Davis and John Fox are also producing for Davis Entertainment.

IMDB also recently added Joshua Mikel (The Walking Dead, Nashville) to the cast list. Several open casting calls have been published this past week looking for extras and feature roles, including casting calls published by Project Casting and AJC.com. The latter is reporting that filming will take place on March 30.


Latest News Round-up

News is going slowly with “Disobedience” recently wrapping up filming and “Game Night” being in pre-production. We will round-up the latest news on both project in this post.

Variety is reporting that Lamorne Morris is in negotiations to join “Game Night“. Morris joins Rachel, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons and Kylie Bunbury. Bunbury and Morris will play one of the couples. Production is expected to start within the next few months.

• According to Project CastingGame Night” is having an open casting calls for the movie with the production expected to start in early April and filming taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to an interview with Alan Corduner, “Disobedience” that the movie is expected to be released in the fall. Corduner is also set to co-star in the movie, which he describes as a low-budget movie set in North London’s Orthodox Jewish community. The movie is currently in post-production with no exact date has been announced.


“Disobedience”: It’s A Wrap!

According to several reports filming for “Disobedience” has wrapped. Screen Daily is reporting that director Sebastián Lelio flew to Berlin to attend the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival yesterday after wrapping up production on “Disobedience“. Last weekend the cast and crew attended a wrap party for the movie in London and according to a local report by the German newspaper Morning Post the director was expected to fly to New York last Sunday to continue production on the movie. Before the New York shoot, the cast and crew mainly filmed in (North) London, including in the Cricklewood area. Furthermore, local reports were also reporting Rachel visited the Hasmonean School to do research for her role. As we reported on twitter earlier this week the director of photography/cinematographer is Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech, Room, The Danish Girl). While an official release date has not yet been announced, Cohen’s agency is reporting a 2017 release for the movie. Furthermore, IMDB is also reporting the 2017 release date and recently added several (supporting) cast members to the cast list.

The movie is based on Naomi Alderman’s best selling novel with the same title and her father, who is also a consultant of the movie and has a small role, wrote an article on the movie for a local newspaper which you can find after the jump. He is praising both Rachel and her co-star Rachel Weisz: “Ronit is played by the incomparable Rachel Weisz and her lover Esti by the equally unrivalled Rachel McAdams”. He also confirms Rachel is wearing a sheitel (wig worn by married Jewish women) for her role.
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“Game Night” Casting Update

“Game Night” Casting Update

Variety is reporting that Kylie Bunbury (Pitch) is in negotiations to join Rachel, Jason Bateman and Jesse Plemons to star in “Game Night“. It was reported last week that Warner Bros will release the movie on February 16, 2018.

Kylie Bunbury, star of the freshman Fox series “Pitch,” is in negotiations to join Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in the New Line comedy “Game Night.”

Jesse Plemons is also on board to topline with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the directing duo behind the 2015 comedy “Vacation” — helming the movie. Bateman is producing alongside James Garavente for Aggregate Films, while John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest version of the screenplay, based on Mark Perez’s original draft.

Further, they are also reporting that “production is expected to start within the next few months”. According to USA Casting News the movie will start filming in April in Atlanta with casting currently underway by Rich Delia.
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Reminder: “Doctor Strange” Available On Digital HD

We want to remind everyone that Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” is available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere starting today (in the United States). Rachel co-stars as Christine Palmer alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. You can head over to Marvel.com to find your platform. The DVD/Blu-Ray will be released on February 28 and be sure to check out our previous post for more details. The movie is currently Rachel’s highest grossing movie of all time with over 670 million in total and still counting. The movie is currently #95 in the top 100 highest grossing movies of all time. Furthermore, the movie is currently also one of Rachel’s highest rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes (with 90%)


“Game Night” Gets February 2018 Release (US)

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. will open New Line’s “Game Night” on February 16, 2018 in the United States. Rachel is expected to star alongside Jason Bateman.

Warner Bros. will open New Line’s Game Night on Feb. 16, 2018. Pic starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams centers around a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery. Movie is directed and written by Vacation filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The duo are also have credits on the script for Sony/Marvel’s Spider-man: Homecoming.

That’s Presidents’ Day weekend and Game Night will match wits against Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther and Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s Larrikins.

Bateman is to produce via his banner Aggregate Films and partner James Garavente. John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment.

Last month Variety reported that Jesse Plemons (Fargo) is in negotiations to join Rachel and Bateman with the production is expected to start sometime in the first quarter. As we previously reported filming will reportedly start in April but nothing has been confirmed yet. Let’s hope additional casting is under way!


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