‘Game Night’ Trailer: Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams Team Up for Action Comedy
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have released the first trailer for the upcoming action-comedy Game Night. Directed by Vacation helmers and Spider-Man: Homecoming co-writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the film stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams as a couple whose weekly game night gets kicked up a couple thousand notches when Bateman’s brother (played by Kyle Chandler) arranges a murder mystery party that quickly gets out of hand.
The film looks to be something of a comedic spin on David Fincher‘s The Game, and it kind of works. There’s a great roster of talent onboard, and the story taps into a pretty big trend at the moment as board games have had something of a resurgence lately. Visually the film also looks quite dynamic, which is refreshing for an action comedy. So yeah, I’ll definitely watch this.
Watch the first Game Night trailer below. Scripted by Mark Perez (Accepted), the film also stars Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Chelsea Peretti, Danny Huston, and Michael C. Hall. Game Night opens in theaters on March 2, 2018.
Here’s the official synopsis for Game Night:
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.