Since 2018’s Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence has been fairly out of the public eye. But it won’t last this year. Jennifer will star in Adam McKay’s latest project on Netflix: Don’t Look Up. McKay, whose previous two films The Big Short and Vice were nominated for best picture, has described the film as a “dark comedy”.
“Don’t Look Up” | A New Netflix film:
The film ‘Don’t Look Up’ will feature two astronomers, one of which is Jennifer Lawrence. They embark on a media tour to warn the public about an extinction-level asteroid collision. The film is in line with McKay’s knack for calling out systemic corruption within the government. We can all guess the media tour isn’t going to go especially well. He has commented that the apocalyptic satire will be quite similar to movies such as Doctor Strangelove, Network, and Wag the Dog. He commented:
If it is half as good as any of them, I will be happy.
McKay’s Vice received 8 Oscar nominations while The Big Short actually won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Jennifer Lawrence herself has 4 Oscar nominations.
Jennifer Lawrence’s casting:
As for Jennifer, fans have been waiting for the actress to flaunt her comedic skills on film for a while. We all know how quirky and sarcastic Jen can be off-screen. But it is an entirely different matter on-screen. But this isn’t the first time Lawrence will be working with Director Adam. They have teamed up for an Elizabeth Holmes movie which is in development. Commenting on Lawrence’s casting, McKay said:
I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jennifer Lawrence. 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.
Netflix picks up “Don’t Look Up”:
The film was originally going to be released by Paramount Pictures. However, this isn’t the first movie which has left the confines of Paramount for Netflix. The Irishman was planned as a Paramount movie until the studio drew the line at the budget. Brad Cooper‘s sequel to A Star is Born also jumped ship to Netflix earlier this year. Netflix Head of Films, Scott Stuber said on Jen’s casting that:
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.