Jason Bateman‘s ‘Game Night’ Gets Real With a New Trailer
Game Night could be hilarious. There’s also a fairly strong possibility that this could be another mediocre comedy, but one that’s still fun to watch thanks to an insanely awesome cast. Either way, the latest trailer for the new movie from the writers of Spider-Man: Homecoming has landed online, and yeah, we’re kind of excited for Coach Taylor’s elaborate game night-gone-wrong shenanigans.
I mean, look at this cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights reunion!), Lamorne Morris, Billy Magnussen (from Ingrid Goes West), Sharon Horgan, Chelsea Peretti, Danny Huston and Michael C. Hall. That lineup is worth the price of admission alone. Sure, it looks like a rehash of Date Night, but just read that cast list again and tell me you aren’t going to see this movie as soon as possible.
Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein direct from a script by Mark Perez (Accepted). Based on Daley and Goldstein’s previous directing credits (Vacation, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone), Game Night might not be amazing, but it could surprise us.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Game Night hits theaters on February 23.
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