‘Game Night’ Trailer: Jason Bateman & Rachel McAdams Play for Real

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Take a look at the first trailer released for Game Night, an upcoming comedy led by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.

The film follows a group of couples who meet up for their usual game night, although this one’s shaping up to be a little different. When Brooks (Kyle Chandler), brother to Max (Jason Bateman), tells them they’re in for a murder mystery game – complete with faux thugs and agents… well, before long, things don’t appear to be quite as fake anymore.

It looks like a good bit of fun. It’s a simple premise, but one that could provide just the right canvas for some hilarious set pieces. There’s a nice cast too, including Jesse Plemons and Michael C. Hall. Fingers crossed.

Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, the duo that previously directed/wrote Vacation and whose writing credits include Horrible Bosses, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming, and written by Mark Perez (Accepted).

Game Night, also starring Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Chelsea Pereti and Danny Huston, arrives in Australia on March 1 and opens in the US on March 2, 2018.

Official synopsis for Game Night:

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle 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.