Based on the best-selling book by Sally Thorne, THE HATING GAME tells the story of ambitious good girl Lucy Hutton (Lucy Hale) pitted against her cold, efficient work nemesis, Joshua Templeton (Austin Stowell), for a huge promotion at publishing company Bexley & Gamin.

Trapped in a shared office, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against Josh, a rivalry that turns increasingly complicated by her mounting attraction to him after an innocent elevator ride turns NSFW. Is it love or just another game in their never-ending pursuit for the top job?

The Hating Game

UNITED STATES || Comedy • Romance || 2021 || 102′

Release Date (U.S.A.)December 10, 2021
Rating ► [ R ] Some sexual content and language.

Distributor ► Vertical Entertainment

Directed by
Peter Hutchings

Lucy Hale; Austin Stowell; Corbin Bernsen; Sakina Jaffrey; Yasha Jackson; Brock Yurich; Kathryn Boswell; Sean Cullen; Nicholas Baroudi; Damon Daunno.

Written by
Christina Mengert.
Based on the novel by Sally Thorne.

Cinematography by
Noah Greenberg

Music by
Spencer David Hutchings

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