Everything We Know So Far About the Gina Rodriguez Rom-Com

Gina Rodriguez is busy selling her two newest onscreen tasks. The actress returns to her lead role in Not Dead Yet Season 2, and she or he can be slated to play the protagonist of a rom-com referred to as Players. The latter title has the Jane the Virgin alum taking part in Mack, a New York sportswriter who has spent years crafting hook-ups with Adam (Damon Wayans Jr.) and her different shut associates. At all times dreading the thought of a dedicated relationship, the character sees her love life take a flip when a current fling begins to imply one thing extra.

So with out additional ado, simply in time for Valentine’s Day, right here is all the things it’s worthwhile to find out about this upcoming movie.

When is the Launch Date for ‘Gamers’?

Early final yr, Gamers was confirmed to land on Netflix in fall 2023. But, the movie was then postponed to 2024, and the brand new launch date is an much more becoming event. The rom-com will come out on Wednesday, February 14th 2024, which occurs to be Valentine’s Day. In case you might be searching for a perfect movie to look at along with your associate and commemorate this love-filled vacation, this title might be obtainable to stream proper on time.

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Watch the Trailer for ‘Gamers’

Netflix launched the trailer for Gamers on January 11, and it begins off with Gina Rodriguez’s character answering a cellphone name from her pal, requesting a wingman. As an knowledgeable at crafting hook-ups, Mack accepts the problem and reveals up at a bar pretending to be a girlfriend prepared to interrupt up together with her associate. The plan works out masterfully, exhibiting that the sportswriter is a professional at tricking folks into one-night-stands. But, when she meets a captivating battle reporter named Nick (Tom Ellis), Mack begins to rethink the course of her love life and tries to make use of her schemes to assist her land a stable relationship. Later within the trailer, it looks like all the things is understanding between the protagonist and Nick. Nonetheless, in line with Adam (her finest pal and the particular person answerable for setting her up), Mack’s relationship is all primarily based on a lie. She pretended to have the identical pursuits as Nick after they began relationship, and as time glided by, the sportswriter slowly morphed into somebody that she will not be. Will her relationship final when her boyfriend finds out the reality about her? This Hitch-like rom-com will discover the which means of affection, and the way actual relationships needs to be rooted in two folks being free to embrace their most genuine selves with out concern of rejection.

Who Is within the Forged of ‘Gamers’?

As beforehand talked about, Gina Rodriguez performs Mack in Gamers, and this is not the primary time that the actress performs a author. In truth, her earlier onscreen characters Jane Villenueva (Jane the Virgin) and Nell Serrano (Not Lifeless But) are writers. In an interview with NBC News, the actress even joked that she thinks that she is likely to be typecast:

“The opposite day, I used to be like, ‘I believe I’m being typecast into being a author.’ However really, I don’t write in any respect.I’m a horrible author, however I can establish good writers. A talent I believe I’ve is I can establish when any person’s going to jot down very effectively for me.”

Lucifer star Tom Ellis performs Nick, an eligible bachelor and battle author within the upcoming rom-com. The actor can be tied to different anticipated productions, including Tell Me Lies Season 2 and the forthcoming Hulu authentic sequence Second Spouse. Here’s what Ellis shared about his character in a Netflix promo video for Players:

“Nick is a global journalist. He’s very extremely considered in his area. He’s a kind of individuals who really feel that he’s barely higher than the particular person he’s with… As a bunch of performers, I hope that individuals discover our gamers as charming as I do watching them from the sidelines.”

Pleased Endings alum Damon Wayans Jr. performs Adam, Mack’s finest pal and sidekick with regards to crafting hook-ups. Different names set to painting Mack’s closest associates are Work It‘s Liza Koshy as Ashley (a candy and sort particular person on the floor, however simply as manipulative as her friends), Jail Break‘s Augustus Prew as Branagan (a pure trickster and probably the most playful of the bunch), and The Kissing Sales space‘s Joel Courtney as Branagan’s clueless youthful brother Little.

What Is ‘Gamers’ About?

Right here is the rom-com’s official plot abstract:

“New York sportswriter Mack and her pal Adam, together with their crew, have spent years crafting profitable hook-up ‘performs.’ Nonetheless, when Mack unexpectedly falls for one among her targets (Tom Ellis), all of them should study what it means to play for retains.”

Who Is Making ‘Gamers’?

Gina Rodriguez and Tom Ellis looking at footage on the set of 'Players' next to director Tish Sie.
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After main Pitch Good 3 and Step Up All In, Trish Sie is the director tied to the upcoming Netflix rom-com. Here’s what Sie shared about her film through an Instagram post:

“Netflix is teeing up my film to drop straight into your steamy little laps this Valentine’s Day… that includes a dream solid who made me weep with laughter every single day… a stalwart crew who battled two hurricanes and a historic flood in NYC whereas we have been taking pictures… my intrepid producers who sweated alongside me by means of all of it… my expensive associates at Netflix who stay supportive as ever… and a sassy, good, horny, foolish script by Whit Anderson. It is a enjoyable one, I promise.”

Whit Anderson, who beforehand wrote scripts for Ozark and Marvel’s Daredevil, crafted the movie’s screenplay. Mark Platt (The Trial of the Chicago 7) from Mark Platt Productions produced Gamers, alongside I Can & I Will Productions and Campire.

When and The place Was ‘Gamers’ Filmed?

As talked about earlier than, the challenge was initially supposed to return out final yr. Which means that the movie was already finished taking pictures some time prior. Though Gamers will arrive on Netflix in a matter of days, its manufacturing course of takes place between July 2021 and September 2021. According to Deadline, the rom-com was initially set in Chicago, however there was a change of plans. In the identical approach that the story takes place in New York Metropolis, the Gina Rodriguez-led challenge was additionally filmed within the metropolis.

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