Tom Ellis and Gina Rodriguez's 'Players': Everything We Know So Far

The 'Lucifer' star and 'Jane The Virgin' actress will be starring together in an upcoming romantic comedy film on Netflix.


'Jane The Virgin' actress Gina Rodriguez, 'Happy Endings' actor Damon Wayans Jr., and Lucifer's Tom Ellis are starring in an upcoming Netflix romantic comedy, 'Players.' 

'The Sleepover' and 'Pitch Perfect 3' director Trish Sie is helming the film, while Whit Anderson wrote the script. Anderson has written other successful shows such as 'Ozark' and Marvel's 'Daredevil.'

With an A-list cast and top-notch producers, 'Players' has a great potential of becoming Netflix's next top-performing Original. 

Filming for 'Players' is supposedly wrapped as of this writing, but we will be keeping track of its latest development.

Here are all the latest important updates about the film so far. 

What Is The Plot Of 'Players'?

The film follows Chicago sportswriter Mack (Rodriguez), who has spent years devising successful hook-up "plays" with best friend Adam (Wayans Jr.) and their friends. But when she unexpectedly falls head-over-heels for one of her targets (Tom Ellis), they all must learn what it takes to go from simply scoring to playing for keeps.

Gina Rodriguez at the set of 'Players' on August 05, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

What Is The Production Status of 'Players'? 

'Players' went under production in New York City and was expected to wrap by September 10, 2021. We have yet to get any confirmation of this.

On July 19, Tom Ellis told us via Instagram that he would be heading to New York for "work."

"Just driving to work…. So excited to be filming in NYC".


By July 26, filming for 'Players' officially began. 

When Will' Players' Release?

There is no release date yet, but a 2022 outing seems most likely. We will update this space immediately once the release date is available. 

'Players' Cast

Who Is Cast In 'Players'?

As mentioned, 'Lucifer' star Tom Ellis will be leading the cast list, along with Awake's lead actress Gina Rodriguez. Aside from starring in the film, Rodriguez also serves as executive producer, together with Molly Breeskin.

They will be joined by The Kissing Booth's Joel Courtney, YouTube sensation Liza Koshy, and New Girl's Damon Wayans Jr.

Augustus Prew, who will be starring in Amazon's upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' series, will also be part of the film. 

Marc Platt and Ryan Christians produce the film under Marc Platt Productions with Ross Dinerstein for Campfire. Marc Platt is behind some of the biggest productions in Hollywood, including 'La La Land 'and 'Bridge of Spies.' He also served as an executive producer on Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed Netflix Original 'The Trial of the Chicago 7,' which got nominated for six Academy Awards.

Players' Official Trailer: When Can We See It?

'Players' supposedly finished filming in September. It still has to undergo editing. The official trailer will most likely be available soon. Fret not because we will make sure to update this space for you once the official trailer is available.