AceShowbiz - The first trailer for "Game Night" starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams has now been released online. It introduces a group of friends who usually meet for a game night. To make things more exciting, one of the friends comes up with an idea to kick the game night up a notch. One of them is going to be kidnapped and held in a secret location, and the players must find the victim.
However, the game night goes wild and awry when real-life criminals break in and kidnap the game master. The game then turns to be an investigation of an actual murder mystery. The group tries to figure out the murder, but different situations delay their efforts, such as a dog covered in blood with Max (Bateman) unsuccessfully trying to clean it up.
It is unknown whether the events are part of the game or the characters are really in danger. In one scene, Annie (McAdams) waves around what they think is a fake gun in front of their tied-up friend. But when Annie pulls the trigger, an actual bullet shoots out toward the lamp. And when she drops the gun, another bullet shoots Max's arm. Later on, Annie tries to clean the wound by pouring on the only antiseptic they have, a bottle of Chardonnay. Another scene shows a character being sucked in and destroyed by a plane engine, which is followed by Annie's brilliant line, "Oh... He died."
In "Game Night", McAdams and Bateman are joined by Blly Magnussen ("American Crime Story"), Sharon Horgan ("Catastrophe"), Lamorne Morris ("New Girl"), Kylie Bunburry ("Under the Dome"), Jesse Plemons ("Fargo"), Danny Huston ("Wonder Woman"), Jeffrey Wright ("The Hunger Games"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") and Kyle Chandler ("Bloodline").
This action-comedy film is produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros. The film is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. This is the second time for Daley and Goldstein to direct together after their 2015 debut of "Vacation". Previously, the duo was the credited screenwriters of Marvel's "Spider-Man: Homecoming".
"Game Night" is set to hit the U.S. theaters on March 2, 2018.