In the new comedy Tag, a group of five friends start playing the title game in first grade — and never stop. Decades later, every year in the month of May, the group of close-knit buddies chase each other relentlessly in a contest that keeps them young at heart and keeps their friendship thriving.
But behind every man, great or otherwise, there’s an even more fearsome woman, and in the case of Hogan “Hoagie” Malloy (Ed Helms), his wife Anna (Isla Fisher) is perhaps more obsessed with winning the game than Hoagie is. Meanwhile, Susan (Leslie Bibb), the fiancee of current champion Jerry (Jeremy Renner), is determined to not let anything ruin her wedding day — including the game and Jerry’s undefeated status.
“You think it’s going to be the boys’ game, but really it is kind of the girls’ game,” says Bibb in our video interview with her and Fisher. “And they’re really good at it.” Bibb and Fisher also talk about their secret plans for a sequel, for which they intend to rope in their own real-life significant others (Sam Rockwell and Sacha Baron Cohen respectively) as well as a few other well-known actors.
Tag, directed by Jeff Tomsic, is based on a real-life group of friends who have been playing their game of tag for 28 years. The film also stars Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Rashida Jones and Annabelle Wallis. Tag is out in theaters now (Friday, June 15).