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Jesse Plemons is also on board to topline with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the directing duo behind the 2015 comedy “Vacation” — helming the movie. Bateman is producing alongside James Garavente for Aggregate Films, while John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest version of the screenplay, based on Mark Perez’s original draft.
“Game Night” follows several couples whose regularly-planned game night goes terribly wrong. Production is expected to start within the next few months.
With a second-season pickup of “Pitch” looking unlikely, execs on both the TV and film sides have been trying to find ways to work with the rising star. While audiences didn’t show up, critics raved Bunbury’s performance »
- Justin Kroll
10 February 2017 11:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The studio announced that the comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams will be released in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. It will open opposite Marvel's Black Panther film and Universal's animated feature Larrikins.
- Ashley Lee
Jason Bateman is coming off his starring turn in the holiday laugh-fest Christmas Office Party. And he's wasting no time jumping right into another high-concept comedy with Game Night. The movie will team him with Rachel McAdams.
The story revolves around a group of couples whose regularly planned game night goes murderously off the rails. Jason Bateman is officially signed to take the lead, with McAdams currently said to be in negotiations. The screenplay arrives from the power duo of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. They will be directing the movie as well.
Jason Bateman will produce Game Night through his Aggregate Films banner alongside partner James Garavente. John Davis and John Fox are producing the movie for Davis Entertainment. It is stated by The Hollywood Reporter that while Bateman only recently signed on, Aggregate has been attached to the project from the get-go, agreeing to produce since the pitch was made. »
The project, which is being produced by Bateman and James Garavente through their production company Aggregate Films and John Davis and John Fox through Davis Entertainment, centers around “a group of couples who gather for their regularly planned game night when something goes murderously wrong.”
Bateman has been attached to the project for a few months now as a producer, but only recently signed on to star.
The film sounds like it could be a great ensemble comedy, and it surely will line up a talented cast in the weeks to come. Bateman is coming off of Office Christmas Party, which was largely panned by critics despite its adept ensemble, so hopefully Game Night delivers where that movie wasn’t able to. »
- Justin Cook
Nothing is concrete just yet, but we understand that McAdams is poised to join Jason Bateman for a light-hearted romp involving a group of like-minded couples who regularly earmark one night on the calendar for Game Night. Drinks, laughs, and general revelry ensue, but their cherished tradition takes a turn for the worse when something goes murderously wrong. No further details were given regarding the story or McAdams and Bateman’s respective roles in it, but we assume the pair are set to play one couple caught up in the domestic chaos.
- Michael Briers
“Vacation’s” directing duo of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will helm the movie with Bateman producing alongside James Garavente for Aggregate Films. John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest draft of the screenplay.
“Game Night,” which has been in development at New Line since 2013 when Mark Perez first set up the project, follows several couples who gather for their regularly-planned game night when something goes terribly wrong.
Although Bateman has only recently formally signed on to star, Aggregate has been producing this project since the pitch stage and brought on Goldstein & Daley. They were also instrumental in getting Rachel McAdams on board.
Bateman is currently in production on “Ozark,” his new Netflix drama series. He serves as executive producer, in addition to starring and directing several episodes. »
- Justin Kroll
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