Adam McKay returns to Netflix with his latest feature film.
Titled Average height, average build, the project is described as part serial-killer-thriller, part comedy, which follows a killer who uses political lobbyists to change laws to make it easier for him to kill. Like all of McKay’s recent work, the project will address larger socio-political ills – à la the 2008 housing crisis (The big short) and climate crisis (Don’t look up) — tackling crime and corruption.
McKay wrote the script and was set to direct the feature film, which hit studio heads’ inboxes this week. Actors already attached include Robert Pattinson, who will play the money killer, and Amy Adams as a lobbyist. As previously reported, Robert Downey Jr., Forest Whitaker, and Danielle Deadwyler are also in the cast. The actors in it Average height, average build so far there are newcomers to the McKay school of big comedy except for Adams. She and McKay previously worked together on McKay’s film Dick Cheney Shame. The script calls for many more characters to be filled in.
McKay finds himself back at Netflix after collaborating with the studio Don’t look up, which earned a Best Picture nomination. Despite a high-wattage cast and McKay’s awards track record, Average height, average buildd had a hard time finding a home, with sources noting that multiple studios passed on the project for budgetary reasons or had issues with the film’s dark subject matter. Apple, where McKay has a first-look deal, didn’t jump on the project.
McKay plans a late summer shoot in Boston. The film does not yet have a studio on board to finance or distribute. The writer-director has already listed some key talent, including cinematographer Todd Banhazl, who worked on McKay’s HBO series. winning time.
McKays Don’t look up starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, with an ensemble that included Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Mark Rylance and Tyler Perry. It was nominated for best picture and McKay received a nomination for best original screenplay. According to the streamer, the movie was the second most popular movie of all time worldwide with almost 360 million hours watched in the first 28 days of its release.
McKay is represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro. He executive produces HBOs Successionwhich is currently airing its last season.