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In this interview conducted for the Herald, I chat with the star-studded cast of Tag about how their new ensemble comedy celebrates a playful spirit.

Into the glorious tradition of films featuring grown men behaving like children comes Tag, a new star-studded comedy that has one key difference: it’s based on a true story.

Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress and Jake Johnson play five childhood friends who, for one month every year, participate in a ongoing game of what in New Zealand we call tiggy, but which is known in America as tag.

The guys all live in different cities throughout the States, so the idea is to surprise each other when they least expect it. Whoever is “it” at the end of the month must suffer the indignity until the following year.