Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to star in New Line comedy “Game Night” alongside Jason Bateman, TheWrap has learned.
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (“Vacation”) will direct the movie, while Bateman will produce alongside James Garavente for Aggregate Films. John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest draft of the screenplay.
Bateman recently signed on to star but has been a producer on the project since the film was pitched.
“Game Night” is about a group of couples who gather for their regularly planned game night, when something goes horribly wrong. Dana Fox and Mark Perez previously worked on the script.
Bateman is currently in production on “Ozark,” a new Netflix drama series. He is an executive producer on the project, and will also star in and direct several episodes. The show will premiere this year. His most recent credits include “Office Christmas Party,” “Central Intelligence” and “Zootopia.”
McAdams’ period drama “Disobedience” is currently in development. She last starred in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” and “The Little Prince.”
Bateman is represented by CAA and Shelter PR, while McAdams is represented by WME and ID Public Relations.