EXCLUSIVE: Bloodline star Kyle Chandler will play Brooks, the successful, better-looking brother to Jason Bateman’s character Max in New Line/Warner Bros’ comedy Game Night from John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. In fact, it’s the Friday Night Lights alum’s character who concocts the whole idea for the game night in the film.

Game Night revolves around a group of couples who are caught up in a very real game night. They get together regularly to play games, but this particular night turns into a real murder mystery. Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury and Lamorne Morris also star. Billy Magnussen joined the feature last week.

Chandler starts Game Night in April and then moves into production on Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla: King of Monsters. He recently wrapped the third and final season of the Netflix/Sony TV series Bloodline and co-starred in Kenneth Lonergan’s Oscar-nominated film Manchester by the Sea. Chandler won an Emmy in 2011 for his lead role on Friday Night Lights.

Chandler is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Mark Perez wrote the original screenplay for Game Night with Goldstein and Daley working on the most recent draft.