You're It! A group of friends has been playing a game of Tag for the past 30 years. Watch the trailer then find out more about the true story that the film is based on...
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready.
Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy Tag shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.
Tag is directed by Jeff Tomsic, with a starring ensemble cast led by Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb and Hannibal Buress, with Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner.
Here's the trailer...
The screenplay was written by Rob McKittrick (“Waiting”) and Mark Steilen (TV’s “Mozart in the Jungle”), screen story by Mark Steilen, and is based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It,” by Russell Adams.
You can read the full original article by Russell Adams HERE but essentially it was a game of Tag that started in school among a group of 10 friends, with the Tags getting more and more elaborate until, on the last day of highschool, the Tagger, Joe Tombari, missed out on a chance to tag one of his friends, because of a tip off. Fast forward 8 years and, at a get-together by some of the group, the talk got round to Tombari's failed attempt so it was agreed that they should re-start the game for one month every year as a way to keep in touch, literally!
The film is produced by Todd Garner and Mark Steilen, with executive producers Hans Ritter, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter, and is due to hit cinemas on 29th June.
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