Samara Weaving, who could easily be misunderstood for Australian heartthrob Margot Robbie, stars as Grace in the comedy-horror-thriller ‘Ready Or Not’ that will release on August 23, 2019. Samara Weaving was last seen in a horror comedy The Babysitter (2017). In the first Ready or Not trailer she is getting married to her lover Alex de Lomas played by Mark O’Brien. Alex happens to be the heir to a board game fortune.
The trailer starts off with their wedding in a bungalow with a hint of suspicion around the groom’s family. The wedding celebration suddenly turns into a wilder ritualistic game for Grace to be completely part of the family.
The game she gets to play is simple – Hide and Seek. She cleverly responds that the groom’s family will anyway win. Clueless about what sort of wicked game she signed up for, she learns quickly that the family is going to sacrifice her to avoid something ominous from happening to the family.
‘Ready Or Not’ trailer seems to an amalgam of ‘Get Out‘, ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ (1932) and Hunger Games Trilogy. An individual in love is lured into the fancy wedding just to be sacrificed in a game for the family’s ritual. There is a strong indication of a metaphor related to marriage. Only when the film releases, we would be able to judge who wins Hide and Seek.
The trailer looks exciting, thrilling and humorous. It catches your attention from the word go. It divulges a lot of plot details but it would be interesting to see how the drama plays out.
The production design of the film looks top notch. The low light cinematography inside the bungalow during the night-time brings terror and survival instinct to live. Cinematographer Brett Jutkiewicz has worked on Indie films like Wanderland, Towheads and Lena Dunham’s Creative Non-fiction. The editor Terel Gibson has previously worked in a comedy horror ‘Sorry To Bother You.’
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who have V/H/S, Devil’s Due, Southbound under their credits, are directing the film. The film stars Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Melanie Scrofano, Nicky Guadagni, Elyse Levesque, Kristian Bruun, Ethan Tavares, and John Ralston. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will it release through Fox Searchlight Pictures.