“I knew that working with Adam and Jennifer was going to be fun”: Jeremy Garelick on Murder Mystery 2
Murder Mystery 2 returns Netflix audiences to the exploits of married cop/hairdresser-turned-detective duo Nick and Audrey Spitz, starring the dynamite pairing of two of the screen’s best-loved comedy stars, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, with a brilliantly broad ensemble cast featuring Mark Strong, Melanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith and Adeel Akhtar. If you loved the easygoing charm of Just Go with It, the tone of Game Night, the playful Agatha Christie-style mystery of Knives Out and recently had fun with JLo and Josh Duhamel in Shotgun Wedding, then this is a must-watch. Though it comes in the package of a comedy-drama, the action set pieces are impressively legit, while the cross-cultural aspects of the opening scenes of the maharajah’s wedding are beautifully captured, with stunning dance sequences and handmade Indian costumes.
The Upcoming had the pleasure of speaking with Jeremy Garelick (whose talent for wit was self-evident in The Break-Up, which he co-wrote with star Vince Vaughn) about why he wanted to take up directing duties on the sequel, why he loves working with Sandler and Aniston so much and how he pulled off the action set pieces and dance sequences in the film.
Murder Mystery 2 is released on Netflix on 31st March 2023.
Watch the trailer for Murder Mystery 2 here: