Netflix has acquired Adam Mckay’s upcoming comedy film ‘Don’t Look Up,’ starring Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence.
McKay has penned the script of apocalyptic comedy ‘Don’t Look Up’ and will produce it under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick. ‘Don’t Look Up’ revolves around a story of two-level astronomers who go for a giant media tour and warns humankind about an asteroid that is approaching the Earth to destroy it. Netflix has plans to start the shooting by April and release it later this year.
Adam McKay started his career from writing “Saturday Night Live.” and has been credited for other prominent scripts for movies like “The Big Short” and “Vice.” He directed the famous “Anchorman” in 2004 and the popular TV Series “Succession” recently.
The head of Netflix films says, “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.”
On this event, McKay said, “I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence,” McKay said. “She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite talent.’ 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.”
Jennifer Lawrence was the highest-paid actress of the world in 2015 and 2016. She started up her career at the age of 14 with a minor role in ‘Company Town’ and got fame from ‘The Bill Engvall Show.’ She received Academy award for Silver Linings Playbook in 2012.
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