Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema released the first official trailer for “Tag.”
The upcoming comedy stars Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress, and Jake Johnson as five lifelong friends who have been playing the same game of Tag for thirty years. Every May, for the entire month, the pals go into a no-holds-barred death match. Only Renner’s character has never been tagged, which may change when his wedding date is set for May.
The film is purported to be be based on a true story. It was adapted for the screen by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen, based on an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It,” by Russell Adams. McKittrick is known for his comedy script “Waiting,” which starred Ryan Reynolds. Steilen previously worked as a second unit director on “Stuck on You” and “Hall Pass.”
“Tag” is directed by Jeff Tomsic. This is his first feature film, but he has directed a number of television specials and series episodes, including “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell,” “The Detour,” and “This Is Not Happening.”
Jeremy Renner is a two-time Academy Award nominee for “The Hurt Locker” and “The Town.” Ed Helms started with smaller film and television roles before landing the part of Andy Bernard on “The Office.” From there, he went on to “The Hangover” franchise, and other comedies. Jon Hamm effortlessly shifts from comedy to drama. His credits include “Bridesmaids” and “The Town,” “Baby Driver,” and, of course, “Mad Men.”
Hannibal Buress spent a year on “Saturday Night Live,” where he earned a Primetime Emmy nomination as part of their writing team. He also worked in front of the camera, too. He has also appeared in films including “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “The Disaster Artist,” and “The Nice Guys.” Jake Johnson is best known as Nick on the series “New Girl,” but has also starred in high-profile films including “Neighbors” and “Jurassic World.”
“Tag” also stars Isla Fisher (“Nocturnal Animals”), Rashida Jones (“Angie Tribeca”), and Leslie Bibb (“American Housewife”).
The film will be in theaters on June 15.