“Tonight, we’re kicking game night up a notch,” says Kyle Chandler’s character Brooks in the opening monologue.
Warner Brothers has released the hilarious first trailer for “Game Night” with Mean Girls’ Rachel McAdams returning to her comedy roots alongside another genre veteran Jason Bateman. The film looks like a laugh out loud crowd pleaser that suggest we may have a genuine comedy hit next year.
The trailer shows a suburban group of couples gathering together for a night of fun and games where one of them gets kidnapped. “Someone in this room is going to be taken, and it’s up to you to find them,” says Brooks. “Whoever finds the victim wins the grand prize. You’re not gonna know what’s real and what’s fake.”
Hilarity ensures when real thugs break in and kidnaps the game organizer with the group seemingly clueless that the whole thing is real, all the while snacking on cheese while the crime unfolds before their eyes.
What follows is a collage of comedy and thrills where someone get shot, another gets hit by a car, a bad guy gets sucked into a jet engine, and in one absolutely hysterical scene where an adorable dog accidentally got smeared in blood, all of which works and humorously played by the cast.
Joining McAdams, Bateman and Chandler on Game Night are Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Chelsea Peretti, Danny Huston, and Michael C. Hall. The Warner Bros. is set to release the film on March 2, 2018.
Here’s the official synopsis of Game Night courtesy of Warner Bros.:
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (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.