Annie (Rachel McAdams) and Max (Jason Bateman) might be in over their heads this Game Night. A new trailer introduces us to the film’s central couple, who met at bar trivia and love regular game nights – until Brooks (Kyle Chandler) hosts one that goes too far.
Things take a turn for the worst in the first full trailer for the forthcoming Warner Bros. comedy Game Night, written by Mark Perez and directed by Spider-Man: Homecoming’s John Francis Daley (who also played Sam Weir in Freaks and Geeks and Mitch in Waiting) and Jonathan Goldstein (who also directed Horrible Bosses). The movie starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams tells the story of what happens when a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves solving an actual murder mystery.
In the trailer above, Bateman’s character Max and McAdams’ Annie meet for the first time at a trivia competition and instantly fall in love over their equally competitive personalities. When a murder mystery game turns to real life, the couple has to come together in order to survive. The trailer teases the movie with the tagline, “The more you play, the crazier, wilder, scarier, faster, weirder it gets.”
The new trailer also gives us a little more of Jesse Plemons’ ambiguously antagonistic presence (Landry and Coach reunion!). It looks like he was part of the group until his wife left him, but did she leave because she had moved on or because he might be some kind of murderer? Unclear! Some scenes from previous trailers have been extended, and new jokes promise a movie that doesn’t give away all its best gags in the trailers.
Joining the film is a star-studded cast of actors and comedians, including Kylie Bunbury from Under the Dome, Kyle Chandler of Bloodline and Lamorne Morris from the hit show New Girl, among many others.
Directors Daley and Goldstein recently signed on to helm Warner Bros.’ standalone Flash movie, Flashpoint. The duo replaced previous director Rick Famuyima (Dope) on that project.
Watch the official trailer for Game Night, due out in theatres Feb. 23, above, and find the movie poster below.