You know him as the lovable Winston Bishop from hit sitcom New Girl, but soon Lamorne Morris will be making a foray onto the big screen for Game Night, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s (Vacation) ensemble comedy in which a group of couples gathers together whenever possible for one night of drinks, laughs, and general revelry. At least, that’s the idea.
Word of Morris’ casting comes to us by way of Variety, confirming that the actor rounds out an ensemble comprised of Doctor Strange star Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons and Kylie Bunbury. He’ll play the significant other to Bunbury, and together they’ll be one of the couples thrust into the spotlight once their cherished game night takes a turn for the worse.
Story-wise, there are precious few details for Goldstein and Francis Daley’s comedic romp available at this time, but sources close to Variety suggest the movie will see three very flustered couples dealing with a dead body. Dana Fox and Mark Perez pitched the screenplay to New Line almost three years ago, and though many feared Game Night had slipped into development limbo, the appointment of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley at the helm was enough to breathe new life into the project. The co-directors turned in a revised version of the original script, too.
So, there you have it; Lamorne is the latest and possibly final addition to the Game Night cast, with production expected to get underway in the coming months. Other than New Line’s night of shenanigans, the actor has also teed up a role in Sandy Wexler, Netflix and Adam Sandler’s peculiar melodrama that heralds the third chapter of Netflix’s four-picture deal with the comedy star following The Ridiculous Six and The Do-Over. It’ll premiere on Friday, April 14th.