Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Formerly attached to Netflix, The dating game is currently in production, but will not be released as a Netflix original title. Here’s what you need to know.

The dating game is an upcoming police crime film directed by Anna Kendrick (making it her directorial debut) and written by Ian MacAllister McDonald. Kendrick, who will also star in the project, is known for roles in films including Perfect tone, trollsand the Twilight Saga.

Joining Kendrick as a producer on The dating game are Roy Lee (THAT), JD Lifshitz (Barbarian), Rafael Margules (the vigil) and Miri Yoon (I love you Phillip Morris).

AGC Studios is the studio in charge of the production of The dating game with Vertigo Entertainment, BoulderLight Pictures and Let’s Go Again, also attached.

The script was in Blacklist entries in 2017 and, in the years that followed, it was developing with Chloe Okuno notably attached to direct initially. At that time, the project was called rodney and sheryl.

Netflix was first attached to the project in May 2021 when Deadline exclusively revealed that Netflix had «acquired» the package built around the script.

Sometime in 2022, the project became independent and no longer tied to Netflix, with production beginning at the end of the year and scheduled to wrap in March 2023.

It’s unclear where the film will open instead.

Please note: The following was posted before word broke that the title was no longer attached to Netflix, but we kept the preview intact in case you’re interested.

What is the plot of The dating game?

The film’s synopsis was obtained from IMDb:

Rodney Alcala was a killer in the midst of a murder spree when he shamelessly participated in and won a date on the popular TV show «The Dating Game.»

Who was Rodney Alcalá?

An infamous American serial killer, Rodney Alcala, was active between 1968 and 1979, but was apprehended by authorities in July ’79 after a two-year killing spree, in which five people lost their lives.

The true number of Alcalá victims has yet to be determined. He has been conclusively linked to eight murders, but the actual number of victims, from murders to sexual crimes, could be as high as 130. Alcalá had in his possession more than a thousand sexually explicit photographs of victims, some of which were later used to help. unsolved missing persons cases.

Better known as «The Dating Game Killer», the nickname was given to Alcala due to his appearance on the show in 1978, in the midst of its murder spree.

Alcala had been sentenced to death, but at age 77 he died of «unspecified natural causes» in Corcoran, California.

Who are the cast members of The dating game?

Anna Kendrick plays the role of Cheryl Bradshaw, a contestant on The Dating Game, who Rodney Alcala got on a date with after winning the competition.

the dating game netflix anna kendrick movie 1

Anna Kendrick (left) and Cheryl Bradshaw in The Dating Game in 1978 (right)

Daniel Zovatto is the only other confirmed actor, but his role has not been listed. Since he is only one of two confirmed actors, we can safely assume that he will be playing the role of the infamous serial killer Rodney Alcala.

the dating game netflix daniel zovatto movie

Daniel Zovatto (left) and Rodney Alcala at The Dating Game in 1978 (right)

Also attached to the production:

  • nicolette robinson
  • kathryn gallogher
  • kelley jackle
  • autumn better
  • tony hale

Would you like to see this movie headed to Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.