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Players overview - All you need to know about Gina Rodriguez and Tom Ellis' Netflix rom-com

Players, also starring Damon Wayans Jr., is a winning blend that promises love, laughter, and the game of romance

Players overview - All you need to know about Gina Rodriguez and Tom Ellis' Netflix rom-com
Gina Rodriguez and Tom Ellis in a still from Players

Last Updated: 01.16 PM, Jan 30, 2024


What happens when Lucifer and Jane the Virgin come together? We get a new film on Netflix, titled Players. Gina Rodrigues and Tom Ellis are teaming up for a new film premiering on Valentine's Day. In the film, Gina plays sportswriter Mack, a New York journalist who is about to make the most improbable catch: her emotions. Adam (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Mack have spent years perfecting their signature hookup acts, which have led their friend group to a tragic demise due to the prevalence of one-night encounters. When she meets Nick (Tom), though, everything changes, and she'll soon face a love-or-good dilemma. Trish Sie helms Players, a romantic comedy based on a screenplay by Whit Anderson about a couple who fall in love in a sporting context.

Mack's emotional catch

Mack, his best friend Adam, and their gang have spent years perfecting hookup "plays" that have turned out well. Even if it has resulted in innumerable one-night encounters, there are some serious rules for following their playbook. The most important one is that you can't develop a relationship based on a play. Mack starts to reevaluate the game when she suddenly develops feelings for Nick, a charming war correspondent and her next target. Mack needs to figure out how to go from just scoring to playing for keeps as the boundaries between business, enjoyment, friendship, and romance start to blur.

Check out the trailer below:


Star-studded cast

In addition to Rodriguez, Wayans, and Ellis, the supporting cast also includes Augustus Prew, Joel Courtney, Liza Koshy, Ego Nwodim, and Marin Hinkle.

Here's the poster for the film, which has also built excitement given that it's a romantic comedy film set against the backdrop of sports.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Players will be available on Netflix on February 14, 2024.