Game Night (film)

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Game Night
Game Night (film).png
Teaser poster
Directed by
Produced by
Written by Mark Perez
Music by Cliff Martinez
Cinematography Barry Peterson
Edited by
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • February 23, 2018 (2018-02-23) (US)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Game Night is an upcoming American action black comedy film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and written by Mark Perez. The film stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons and Jeffrey Wright, and follows a group of friends whose game night turns into a murder mystery. Warner Bros. Pictures will release the film on February 23, 2018.


A group of friends meet regularly for their game night, and one night they find themselves investigating an actual murder mystery.[2]



On May 24, 2016, New Line Cinema hired Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley to rewrite and direct the film Game Night for Warner Bros., which Jason Bateman would produce through Aggregate Films.[3] In January 2017, Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, and Jesse Plemons were cast in the film for the lead roles.[4][5] In February 2017, Kylie Bunbury joined the cast, while in March Lamorne Morris, Billy Magnussen, Kyle Chandler, and Sharon Horgan had reportedly joined the film.[6][7][8][9][10] In April 2017, Jeffrey Wright was cast in the film to play an FBI agent.[11] It was reported that Francis Daley and Goldstein wrote the latest draft from the original screenplay by Mark Perez and Dana Fox.[11] Cliff Martinez composed the film's score.[12]


Principal photography on the film began early-April 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.[13][14]


Game Night was scheduled to be released on February 14, 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures.[15] The release date was later pushed back to March 2, 2018, before being moved up to February 23, 2018.[16]


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  2. ^ "Game Night Movie". 
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 24, 2016). "'Spider-Man' Homecoming' Scribes On Board For 'Game Night' At New Line". Deadline. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 4, 2017). "Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams to Star in Comedy 'Game Night'". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 19, 2017). "Jesse Plemons Joins Jason Bateman in New Line Comedy 'Game Night' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 16, 2017). "'Pitch' Star Kylie Bunbury Joins Jason Bateman's Comedy 'Game Night' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 6, 2017). "'New Girl' Star Lamorne Morris Joins Jason Bateman Comedy 'Game Night' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 16, 2017). "Billy Magnussen Joining 'Game Night' Opposite Jason Bateman & Rachel McAdams". Deadline. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 22, 2017). "Emmy Winner Kyle Chandler Joins New Line's 'Game Night'". Deadline. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 23, 2017). "'Game Night' Gains Another Player In Sharon Horgan". Deadline. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Kit, Borys (April 4, 2017). "Jeffrey Wright Joins Jason Bateman in 'Game Night' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Cliff Martinez to Score Jonathan Goldstein's & John Francis Daley's 'Game Night'". FilmMusicReporter. September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017. 
  13. ^ Hensley, Ellie (April 11, 2017). "New Line's 'Game Night' filming in Atlanta". Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  14. ^ "It's game on as shooting begins on New Line Cinema's "Game Night"". InqPOP!. April 21, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  15. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 3, 2017). "'Godzilla Vs. Kong', 'Game Night' Among Many Warner Bros. Release Date Changes For 2018 & Beyond". Deadline. Retrieved May 3, 2017. 
  16. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 6, 2017). "Warner Bros/New Line Change Up 'Game Night' Again Next Year – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 

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