Netflix has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming romantic comedy, “Players,” penned by Whit Anderson and helmed by Trish Sie, renowned for her work on “Pitch Perfect 3.” Set to hit screens on February 14, 2024, this eagerly awaited film follows Mack, a New York sportswriter, who finds herself unexpectedly falling for a man initially intended for a casual hookup “play.” Gina Rodriguez, famed for her role in “Jane the Virgin” and serving as one of the movie’s executive producers, takes on the lead role of Mack, opposite Tom Ellis of “Lucifer” fame, portraying the charming love interest, Nick.
The trailer introduces viewers to Mack and her friends, who have crafted a well-oiled scheme for one-night stands. However, their plans go awry when Mack develops genuine feelings for her fling. As Mack and her friends scramble to keep hold of “New York’s most eligible bachelor,” the stage is set for a series of comedic escapades.
The allure of “Players” extends beyond its captivating premise, boasting an ensemble cast featuring Daman Wayans Jr. of “New Girl” fame as Adam, Mack’s loyal best friend. Joining the lineup are Augustus Prew, Marin Hinkle, Joel Courtney, Liza Koshy, and Ego Nwodim, promising a dynamic and talented ensemble.
Director Trish Sie brings her expertise to the project, having previously dazzled audiences with her work on “Sitting in Bars with Cake.” With her knack for blending romance and comedy, Sie is poised to deliver a delightful cinematic experience.
As the film’s release coincides with Valentine’s Day, Netflix aims to capture the hearts of audiences seeking a romantic escape. Whether “Players” joins the ranks of Netflix’s beloved romance films remains to be seen, but with its stellar cast and promising premise, it’s primed to become a standout addition to the genre.