The Night Before (2015 film)
The Night Before (2015 film)
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Produced by Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen
James Weaver
Written by Evan Goldberg
Kyle Hunter
Jonathan Levine
Ariel Shaffir
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Seth Rogen
Anthony Mackie
Music by Marco Beltrami
Miles Hankins
Cinematography Brandon Trost
Editing by Zene Baker
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release November 20, 2015
Running time 101 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Gross revenue

The Night Before (initially in production as X-Mas) is an upcoming American Christmas comedy film directed by Jonathan Levine and written by Levine, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film stars Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, and is about an annual reunion of three childhood friends on Christmas Eve.

Principal photography began on August 11, 2014, in New York City. Good Universe and Point Grey Pictures are producing the film which Columbia Pictures will release on November 20, 2015.


Fourteen years prior, Ethan's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) parents passed away on Christmas Eve. His two best friends, Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie), have been with him in support on this night by having an annual tradition of going out on Christmas Eve. However, because Isaac is going to be a father and Chris has become famous, all three decide to have one last Christmas Eve out in New York City.


  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Ethan
  • Seth Rogen as Isaac
  • Anthony Mackie as Chris
  • Lizzy Caplan as Diana, Ethan's love interest
  • Jillian Bell as Betsy, Isaac's wife, who gives the pals a cornucopia of drugs on Christmas Eve so they can have one last hurrah together.
  • Michael Shannon
  • Mindy Kaling
  • Lorraine Toussaint
  • Jason Jones
  • Jason Mantzoukas
  • Ilana Glazer
  • Miley Cyrus as herself
  • Nathan Fielder

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