Rough Night

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Rough Night
Rough Night.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lucia Aniello
Produced by
Written by
  • Lucia Aniello
  • Paul W. Downs
Music by
Cinematography Sean Porter
Edited by Craig Alpert
  • Matt Tolmach Productions
  • Paulilu Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
Country United States
Language English

Rough Night (formerly known as Rock That Body) is an American black comedy, directed by Lucia Aniello in her directorial debut written by Aniello and Paul W. Downs. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs.

The film is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017, by Columbia Pictures.


Five best friends from college (played by Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. During their hard partying they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.



On June 22, 2015, it was announced that Sony Pictures had won the bidding war for the female-driven comedy script titled Move That Body written by Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, which Aniello would also direct and Downs would co-star.[1] Both would also produce the film through their production banner Paulilu along with Matt Tolmach and Dave Becky.[1] The script was shown among the 2015 Black List of unproduced scripts.[2]


On December 15, 2015, Scarlett Johansson joined the film to play the lead role.[3] On April 28, 2016, Zoë Kravitz was cast in the film.[4] On May 2, more cast was announced for the newly titled Rock That Body, which included Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, and Ilana Glazer.[5] Demi Moore, Ty Burrell, and Colton Haynes joined the cast in August.[6][7][8][9] In September 2016, Enrique Murciano and Hasan Minhaj joined the cast of the film.[10][11]


Principal photography began in August 2016 in Saddle Rock, New York.[12] On September 26, 2016, filming was shot in Mount Vernon, New York.[13]


Skrillex, Cliff Martinez (who previously collaborated in Spring Breakers), Outlines and Dominic Lewis composed the film's score.[14]


Rough Night was scheduled to be released on June 23, 2017.[15] It was then moved up a week to June 16.[16]

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  1. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (June 22, 2015). "Sony Wins R-Rated Spec Comedy Auction With 'Broad City' & '21 Jump Street' Spinoff Scribes Aniello & Downs". Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Patrick, Hipes (December 14, 2015). "Black List 2015 Scripts Announced With 'Bubbles' King Of The Jungle - Full List". Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ Sneider, Jeff (December 15, 2015). "Scarlett Johansson to Star in Sony Comedy 'Move That Body'". TheWrap. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 28, 2016). "Zoe Kravitz in Talks to Star With Scarlett Johansson in 'Rock That Body' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (May 2, 2016). "Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Ilana Glazer Join Scarlett Johansson's R-Rated Comedy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. (August 25, 2016). "Demi Moore Ready To 'Rock That Body' For Sony Comedy". Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ Rebecca Ford (August 25, 2016). "Demi Moore Joins Scarlett Johansson in 'Rock That Body'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ Ty Burrell Latest To Join ‘Rock That Body’
  9. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (August 30, 2016). "'Arrow's Colton Haynes Cast In 'Rock That Body'". Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda; Hipes, Patrick (September 15, 2016). "Enrique Murciano Cast In Sony's 'Rock That Body'; Chris Klein Gears Up For 'The Competition'". Deadline. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 21, 2016). "The Daily Show's' Hasan Minhaj Joins Scarlett Johansson Comedy 'Rock That Body' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  12. ^ Julia Pritchard (August 26, 2016). "Scarlett Johansson gets to work alongside a shirtless male co-star as she shoots scenes for new comedy Rock That Body". Daily Mail. Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Scarlett Johansson shows some skin in tiny crop top". Daily Mail. September 27, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Dominic Lewis to Score 'Rock That Body'". FilmMusic Reporter. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (June 16, 2016). "Scarlett Johansson Comedy 'Rock That Body' Finds A Groove Next June". Retrieved August 26, 2016. 
  16. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 1, 2016). "Scarlett Johansson Comedy 'Rock That Body' Moves Up A Week". Retrieved December 1, 2016. 

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