Taglines: Teens out to have fun. Parents out to stop it.
When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).
The comedy is produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, under their Point Grey Pictures banner (Neighbors, This Is the End), alongside Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar series) and DMG Entertainment’s Chris Fenton (47 Ronin). Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake (Don’t Breathe, Juno) executive produce with Chris Cowles (Collide) of DMG and Josh Fagen, Dave Stassen and Jonathan McCoy. The film is written by brothers Brian & Jim Kehoe, Hurwitz & Schlossberg and Eben Russell.
Blockers (originally titled The Pact) is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Kay Cannon (in her directorial debut) and written by Eben Russell, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Brian and Jim Kehoe. The film stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Graham Phillips, June Diane Raphael, Hannibal Buress, and Sarayu Blue. It will premiere at the 2018 South by Southwest festival. The film is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on April 6, 2018.
Directed by: Kay Cannon
Starring: Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Graham Phillips, June Diane Raphael, Hannibal Buress, Sarayu Blue, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Ramona Young, Rhoda Griffis
Screenplay by: Eben Russell, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Brian Kehoe, Jim Kehoe
Production Design by: Theresa Guleserian, Brandon Tonner-Connolly
Cinematography by: Russ T. Alsobrook
Film Editing by: Stacey Schroeder
Costume Design by: Sarah Mae Burton
Set Decoration by: Melisa Jusufi
Art Direction by: Heather R. Dumas
Music by: Tracy Bonham
MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, and language throughout, drug content, teen partying, and some graphic nudity.
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: April 6, 2018