Jeremy Renner is not a stranger to action films. In addition to his many roles, Renner portrayed Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the Marvel cinematic universe. Renner's next film, Tag, isn't as action-packed as his role in the Avengers series; however, a dangerous stunt on set left him with a fractured elbow and wrist. Fortunately, no one will notice, because according to his co-star, Jon Hamm, CGI came in and saved the day.
Jon Hamm In Ellen DeGeneres
During a visit to the Ellen DeGeneres show, Hamm recalled an incident on set that made Renner break some bones, which he found to be hilarious. Hamm stated that it happened during the third day of production.
"Now keep in mind, this is a man who's done 100 Avengers movies and been fine. And he does a movie about playing tag - both arms. Like firewood, just snapped like a matchstick," Hamm jokingly stated.
The actor was not on set when the incident occurred but commented that there were 40 days left to film, and the show had to go. Therefore, Renner had to wear greenscreen casts that were painted out in post-production and replaced CG elements so it would match the rest of his arms.
Hamm portrays Bob Callahan in the upcoming comedy, and Renner portrays Jerry Pierce.
The Game Of TAG
The film follows friends who have been engaged in the game of "tag" since they were children. Each month for the past three decades, the group of friends would "tag" a person, and Renner's character, Jerry, was the undefeated champion. When Jerry wants to get married and retire from the game, the rest of the friends conspired to do one last game of tag and finally defeat their friend once and for all.
The film also stars Jake Johnson, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, and Thomas Middleditch. Tag will be in theaters on June 15, 2018. The film is based on an article that was published in the Wall-Street Journal in 2013. The article featured a study on a group of friends that conducted a month-long game of tag.
Will Ferrell and Jack Black were initially attached to the film, but the two actors dropped out of the project.
Due to Renner's conflicting schedule, he was unable to reprise his role in the Avengers: Infinity Wars. Renner's character will appear in the fourth untitled Avengers film that is scheduled to be in theaters on May 3, 2019.