Warner Brothers Pictures has released a teaser trailer for New Line Cinema’s Game Night, an action-comedy starring Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston, Michael C. Hall, and Kyle Chandler.
The movie follows a group of couples getting together for their weekly game night, which this night has a murder mystery theme that turns out to be a little more intense than they’re prepared for. It’s directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were writers on Horrible Bosses, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. They made their feature directorial debut with Vacation. Mark Perez (Accepted) wrote the screenplay.
Continue below for a full synopsis and the trailer.
Jason Bateman (the â€œHorrible Bossesâ€ films, TVâ€™s â€œArrested Developmentâ€) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (â€œSpotlight,â€ â€œDr. Strangeâ€) team up in New Line Cinemaâ€™s action comedy â€œGame Night.â€ John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein are directing the film, marking their second film as co-directors, following â€œVacation.â€
Joining Bateman and McAdams in the cast are Billy Magnussen (â€œBridge of Spies,â€ TVâ€™s â€œAmerican Crime Storyâ€), Sharon Horgan (Amazonâ€™s â€œCatastropheâ€), Lamorne Morris (TVâ€™s â€œNew Girlâ€), Kylie Bunbury (TVâ€™s â€œPitch,â€ â€œUnder the Domeâ€), Jesse Plemons (â€œBlack Mass,â€ TVâ€™s â€œFargoâ€), Danny Huston (â€œWonder Woman,â€ â€œX-Men Origins: Wolverineâ€), with Michael C. Hall (TVâ€™s â€œDexterâ€ and â€œSix Feet Underâ€) and Kyle Chandler (â€œManchester by the Sea,â€ TVâ€™s â€œBloodlineâ€).
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Maxâ€™s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, itâ€™s all part of the gameâ€¦right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this â€œgameâ€â€”nor Brooksâ€”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 theyâ€™ve ever hadâ€¦or game over.
Daley and Goldstein are directing â€œGame Nightâ€ from an original screenplay by Mark Perez (â€œAcceptedâ€). John Davis (â€œJoyâ€), John Fox (TVâ€™s â€œThe Blacklistâ€), Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente (â€œBad Wordsâ€) are producing, with Marc S. Fischer serving as executive producer.
The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Barry Peterson (â€œCentral Intelligence,â€ â€œWeâ€™re the Millersâ€), Oscar-nominated production designer Michael Corenblith (â€œHow the Grinch Stole Christmas,â€ â€œApollo 13â€), editors Jamie Gross (â€œVacationâ€), Gregory Plotkin (â€œGet Outâ€) and David Egan (â€œMystery Science Theater 3000: The Returnâ€), and costume designer Debra McGuire (â€œVacation,â€ â€œTedâ€).
Game Night is set to be released in theaters on March 2, 2018.