Mel Magazine published a new article, titled The Oral History of “Wedding Crashers“, which seem to include new quotes from director David Dobkin on the sequel. Last year it was reported the sequel is in development with Evan Susser & Van Robichaux set to write the screenplay with the sequel still being in early development and no deal has been made with the cast.
In November 2016, during an interview on Today, Isla Fisher revealed that progress had been made on Wedding Crashers 2, sparking anticipation for a possibly imminent sequel scripted by Fist Fight writers Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.
Dobkin: I’ve been involved [with talks about a sequel] since the beginning. [The studio] calls me every year. For a long time, there was nothing to do but make the same movie, and I wasn’t going to do that. I should’ve done that, because then I wouldn’t have to work again, but I didn’t want to. None of us really wanted to [do a sequel] unless there was a great idea. Then, about a year and a half ago, a light bulb went on in my head, and I sat down with Vince and Owen about it, and we all liked it. That’s in development now. We’ll see how it comes out. If it comes out really, really good, we’ll take a swing. There’s no reason not to. Those characters are beloved by us. We’re not making it for an audience; we have to make it for ourselves and then hope it works for everybody again.
You see, I had this moment of hitting 45 [a couple years ago] and going, “Oh, what happens when this and this happens…?” [The sequel] came from the [same] emotional story of what it means to be a man at [a certain] age and in certain situations and having to go back out into the world. It has a relevant, real story in the middle of it — you can then build the comedy around that. [With Wedding Crashers], it was about being 35 and having to come of age and going, “Wait, how much longer am I going to have to wait before I get going with love and life and monogamy and marriage?” So, we had a little bit of an exploration of that conversation. There’s another conversation happening right now that I think is just as relevant.
Dobkin and co-star Keir O’Donnell (Todd) also talked about Rachel. The excerpts can be found after the jumpt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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” 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.
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 Casting “Game 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.