Ready or Not (2019 film)

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Ready or Not
Ready or Not 2019 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster with original release date
Directed by
Produced by
Written by
  • Guy Busick
  • R. Christopher Murphy
Music byBrian Tyler
CinematographyBrett Jutkiewicz
Edited byTerel Gibson
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • July 27, 2019 (2019-07-27) (Fantasia)
  • August 21, 2019 (2019-08-21) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Ready or Not is an upcoming 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, from a screenplay by Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy. The film stars Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell.

The film will have its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 27, 2019 and is scheduled to be released on August 21, 2019, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.


Ready or Not follows a young bride as she joins her new husband's rich, eccentric family in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.



In November 2017, it was announced Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett would direct the film, from a screenplay by Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy. James Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer, William Sherak, Tripp Vinson will serve as producers on the film, while Tara Farney, Tracey Nyberg and Chad Villella will serve as executive producers on the film, under their Mythology Entertainment, Vinson Films and Radio Silence production banners.[2]

From August to October 2018, Samara Weaving,[3] Andie MacDowell,[4] Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Melanie Scrofano, Henry Czerny and Elyse Levesque joined the cast of the film.[5][6]

Principal photography began October 15, 2018, and concluded on November 19, 2018. The 26-day shoot took place at various locations around the Toronto, Ontario area, including Casa Loma, Sunnybrook Park and the Claireville Conservation Area, as well as the Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, Ontario.[7]


The first trailer was released on June 17, 2019. The film will have its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 27, 2019[8] and is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 21, 2019.[9]


  1. ^ "Ready or Not". Fantasia International Film Festival. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  2. ^ Kit, Borys (November 30, 2017). "Fox Searchlight Nabs Thriller 'Ready or Not' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (August 22, 2018). "Samara Weaving to Star in Thriller 'Ready or Not' for Fox Searchlight". Variety. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 20, 2018). "Andie MacDowell Joins Fox Searchlight Thriller 'Ready Or Not'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 18, 2018). "Adam Brody & Mark O'Brien Join 'Ready Or Not' Thriller At Fox Searchlight". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 23, 2018). "Eden Brolin Joins Vince Vaughn In 'Arkansas'; Fox's 'Ready or Not' Adds Elyse Levesque". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  7. ^ Marc, Christopher (September 13, 2018). "FOX SEARCHLIGHT'S THRILLER 'READY OR NOT' STARRING SAMARA WEAVING SHOOTS OCTOBER-NOVEMBER". Omega Underground. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  8. ^ Kay, Jeremy (June 27, 2019). "Fox Searchlight's horror 'Ready Or Not' joins Fantasia line-up". Screen International. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 7, 2019). "Disney-Fox Updates Release Schedule: Sets Three Untitled 'Star Wars' Movies, 'New Mutants' Heads To 2020, 'Ad Astra' To Open Fall & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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