Recent years have seen Rachel McAdams take on more dramatic roles, like this year’s Disobedience, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Oscar-winning Spotlight, and even HBO’s True Detective, so it’s great to see McAdams return to comedy in the first trailer for Game Night.
The comedy thriller sees the Mean Girls alum star opposite Jason Bateman in a couple’s weekly game night that goes from friendly to dangerous all too quickly.
The trailer sees Kyle Chandler’s Brooks explain that he is dialling things up a notch with a new murder-mystery game, as he says to the group: “Someone in this room is going to be taken, and it’s up to you to find them.”
Coming complete with fake thugs and federal agents, this challenge is at a whole new level, but throws Max (Bateman), Annie (McAdams), and the rest of their friends for a loop when someone really does go missing – Brooks himself, Max’s brother.
Bateman told PEOPLE, “There’s some overlap in there in wondering what’s real and what’s part of the game, which lends itself to a little bit of action, some night-time intrigue, thriller stuff. And of course, you’ve got the comedy all the way through.”
This dark comedy, unfolding over the course of a single evening, is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Vacation), and the highly-competitive couples alongside Bateman and McAdams are made up of Billy Magnussen (Bridge of Spies), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Lamorne Morris (New Girl), Kylie Bunbury (Pitch), Jesse Plemons (Fargo), Danny Houston (Wonder Woman) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter).
Game Night opens March 2nd, 2018.