Jennifer Lawrence Forged In Adam McKay’s New Netflix Comedy Film
Jennifer Lawrence joins the solid of Adam McKay’s upcoming Netflix comedy Do not Look Up, about astronomers warning Earth about an incoming asteroid.
Jennifer Lawrence joins the solid of Adam McKay’s new movie, Do not Look Up. Making a reputation for himself with comedies akin to Anchorman and Talladega Nights, McKay has spent the previous few years transitioning to extra status fare, profitable an Oscar for 2015’s The Huge Quick and incomes three extra nominations for 2018’s Vice. Trying to construct off that success, he is placing collectively his subsequent venture, a doomsday comedy known as Do not Look Up. The movie is about two astronomers who go on a media tour to alert the world a meteorite is about to destroy Earth. And now, it is added a significant star to its solid.
Selection is reporting Lawrence has signed on to star in Do not Look Up, which is scheduled to start manufacturing in April. Netflix has the distribution rights and plans to launch the film this yr. Lawrence’s function is presently unknown, however it’s potential she is taking part in one of many astronomers. At one level, Lawrence and McKay have been planning to work collectively on Elizabeth Holmes biopic Unhealthy Blood, although that venture by no means got here into fruition.
Collaborating with McKay could assist Lawrence get her mojo again. Within the early 2010s, she was one of many largest names within the trade, headlining the blockbuster Starvation Video games sequence and incomes a number of award nominations (together with an Oscar win for her flip in Silver Linings Playbook). However recently, with the likes of Passengers and mom! bombing on the field workplace, Lawrence’s autos are struggling to make a lot of an impression. She’s in want of successful, so hopefully Do not Look Up can do the trick. On-paper, it sounds prefer it may very well be an excellent match for McKay’s sensibilities, taking him again to his comedy roots whereas additionally peppering within the satirical social commentary his later movies are recognized for (the “Pretend information!” jokes write themselves right here). And with Netflix backing, Do not Look Up might get an awards push if it lives as much as its potential.
McKay had this to say about collaborating with Lawrence: “I’m so thrilled to make this film with Jen Lawrence. She’s what of us within the 17th century used to name ‘a dynamite expertise.’ And the truth that Netflix sees this film as a worldwide comedy units the bar excessive for me and my workforce in an thrilling and motivating means.”