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.
Principal photography for “Game Night” has begun in Atlanta, Georgia. Rachel was spotted in costume last week, wearing a brown wig and was spotted on-set yesterday as well. Rachel and co-star Jason Bateman were also spotted on-set filming a scene earlier this week. Rachel will star in the movie alongside Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Michael Cyril Creighton, and Joshua Mikel. THR reported earlier this week that Jeffrey Wright also joined the cast.
The script revolves around a group of couples who gather for their regularly planned game night when something goes terribly awry. Goldstein and Daley wrote the script, with previous drafts written by Dana Fox and Mark Perez. In a story in which characters may or may not be who they seem, Wright will play an FBI agent.
The movie will be directed by by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley and the movie will be released on February 16, 2018 in the United States. According to a recent casting call, the movie will film from April trough May in the Atlanta area.
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.
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.
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.
We have added the high definition screencaptures of “Doctor Strange” in our gallery, which was released on Digital HD earlier this week in the United States as we previously reported. We have also added an official on-set image in our gallery. The movie is currently available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere and will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray on February 28.
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%)
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!
We have added many great high quality additions of the 2015-2016 Award Season for “Spotlight” and of the promotion tour for “Doctor Strange” in our gallery. Rachel attended many award season events last year, including the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. Thanks to my friend Bubbles from Glen Powell Central and Lin Manuel Miranda Fan for the help.