Game Night (2018)

Currently in post-production

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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Rachel as: Annie
Other cast: Jason Bateman (Max), Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Kyle Chandler (Brooks), Billy Magnussen (Ryan), Sharon Horgan (Sarah), Michael Cyril Creighton (Bill), Joshua Mikel (Colin).
Alternative Title: TBA
Directed by: John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein
Written by: Mark Perez, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Production Status: Waiting for release
World Premiere: February 21, 2018 in Los Angeles
Theatrical Release: February 23, 2018 (US) | March 2, 2018 (UK)
Genre: Comedy/Thriller/Action
Rated: R for language, sexual references and some violence.
Distributor: Warner Bros/New Line Cinema
Run time: 100 min
Production budget: Not yet available
Box office: Not yet available
Producers: Jason Bateman, John Davis, John Fox, Marc S. Fischer (executive producer)
Original Music by: Cliff Martinez
Cinematography by: Barry Peterson

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Production Process

Production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2017 with a reported April 2017 start date for filming in Atlanta.

Triva & Facts

  • Rachel McAdams previously worked with two co-stars: Rachel and Jason Bateman previously worked together in “State Of Play” (2009) and she previously worked with Michael Cyril Creighton in “Spotlight” (2015).
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    Quotes from Cast & Crew

    “I’ve always been a big fan of hers [Rachel McAdams] and was really excited that she was looking to do a comedy. We really thought that we landed a big fish there. She’s been great, and I think she lends a lot of class and pedigree to it […] It was great to get that initial response of interest from her and then we sat down, and we talked. She could not be nicer on top of it all, it was great.”
    Jason Bateman, co-star (Film Ink)

    “Bateman was attached as a producer from the beginning of this and we convinced him to play Max, and then Rachel McAdams came on and we were really psyched. She was our first choice. She hasn’t done a comedy in a really long time and we think that’s criminal, because she’s incredibly funny and in a charming and natural way that the second she came on we also knew we couldn’t just give her the role of the disapproving wife who is the voice of reason. Bateman’s the straight man in this. She gets to be goofy. She gets to flex her comedic muscle and it really gave us the opportunity to see her in a light that we haven’t really seen her in in a long time. I think she’s been offered movies like Spotlight and all these sort of much more dramatic roles, but she always had, I think, this very comedic arsenal. But that’s how Hollywood works. They tend to think of you as the thing you did most recently that did well and that’s what they want you to do. So she’d just come off of doing a super serious movie, Disobedience, and so I think she was ready to do something that was a little lighter.”
    Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, directors (Den Of Geek)

    “One of our favorite memories on set was when we were shooting the bullet removal scene with Jason [Bateman] and Rachel [McAdams]. It was the first time in our shooting schedule where Rachel really got to shine comedically and we were floored by how insanely funny she was”
    John Francis Daley, co-director (Reddit Q&A)

    “We met a couple of days before we started filming,” Horgan says of her co-star. “His parents live in Atlanta, so I was expecting to see him and a bunch of his pals. I got there and Rachel McAdams was there and I’m such a huge fan, so I fan-ed out for a bit.”
    Sharon Horgan (Los Angeles Times)

    “I’m a big fan of Jason [Bateman] and Rachel [McAdams]. “Mean Girls” is one of my favourite films and I did the whole stammering thing around Rachel. After a while you lose the initial shyness, but it never completely goes away.”
    Sharon Horgan (Time Out London)

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