• Jennifer Lawrence teams with Adam McKay for Netflix asteroid comedy 'Don't Look Up'
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    Tom Beasley

    Jennifer Lawrence teams with Adam McKay for Netflix asteroid comedy 'Don't Look Up'

    Jennifer Lawrence has set up a number of new projects in recent months, including a collaboration with the filmmaker behind 'The Big Short'.

  • Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Adam McKay’s Comedy ‘Don’t Look Up’ for Netflix
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    Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Adam McKay’s Comedy ‘Don’t Look Up’ for Netflix

    Jennifer Lawrence will star in Adam McKay’s comedy “Don’t Look up,” which Netflix finalized a deal for on Monday after it was shopped around, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.McKay will write and direct the film that has a budget of $75 million. The story follows two scientists who discover that a meteor will strike our planet in six months, and they must warn a population that is unreceptive.McKay will also produce via his label, Hyperobject, alongside partner Kevin Messick. He plans to begin principal photography in April, with hopes to release the film later this year.Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Mafia Story 'Mob Girl' From Director Paolo Sorrentino“I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence,” McKay said in a statement. “She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite act.’ And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”Scott Stuber, head of Netflix Films, added: “Adam has always had great timing when it comes to making smart, relevant and irreverent films that depict our culture. Even if he somehow ends up predicting planet Earth’s imminent demise, we’re excited to add this to our slate before it all comes to an end.”Also Read: 14 Actresses Absurdly Accused of Being Too Old or Too Fat, From Chloe Grace Moretz to Jennifer Lawrence (Photos)McKay’s most recent feature, “Vice,” earned eight Academy Award nominations. In 2016, he won the Academy Award, BAFTA and WGA for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Big Short.” He also wrote the screenplay for “Ant-Man” and “Get Hard,” and directed films like “Step Brothers,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “The Other Guys.”Lawrence most recently starred in “Red Sparrow” and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.” She will next star in the Untitled Lila Neugebauer Project. Her other credits include “Passengers,” “Joy,” “The Hunger Games” films and “American Hustle.”McKay is represented by Paula Woods. Lawrence is represented by Narrative and LB Entertainment.Read original story Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Adam McKay’s Comedy ‘Don’t Look Up’ for Netflix At TheWrap

  • Adam McKay thinks Martin Scorsese needs to watch 'Thor: Ragnarok'
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Adam McKay thinks Martin Scorsese needs to watch 'Thor: Ragnarok'

    Adam McKay was clearly disappointed by Martin Scorsese's Marvel comments, but he still has some advice for the legendary director.

  • Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to end their creative relationship, here’s why
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to end their creative relationship, here’s why

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have confirmed that they're to end their creative relationship, which has seen the duo work on the likes of Anchorman, Step Brothers and Talladega Nights together.

  • Adam McKay says ‘Vice’ star Christian Bale saved him from a heart attack
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    Ben Arnold

    Adam McKay says ‘Vice’ star Christian Bale saved him from a heart attack

    McKay has revealed that he suffered a cardiac episode just after completing principle photography on the movie, which finds Bale playing former vice president Dick Cheney.

  • Christian Bale unrecognisable as Dick Cheney in teaser for 'Vice'
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    Ben Arnold

    Christian Bale unrecognisable as Dick Cheney in teaser for 'Vice'

    Christian Bale has transformed himself countless times for movies, but his latest role as Dick Cheney in 'Vice' is a real piece of work.