Adam McKay‘s new comedy ‘Average Height, Average Build,’ starring Robert Pattinson, Robert Downey Jr., Amy Adams, Danielle Deadwyler, and Forest Whitaker, has been acquired by Netflix. It is Netflix and Adam McKay’s second collaboration, following the success of Don’t Look Up.
In the film, Robert Pattinson plays the role of a serial killer who enlists a lobbyist (Amy Adams) to change laws that will allow him to get away with murder more easily. Robert Downey Jr. plays a retired cop who won’t give up on the murders, and the killer tries to prevent him from dogging his trail now that he’s hung up his gun. The serial killer turns himself into a cause celebre, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, shielding his true motives.
The film is written and directed by Adam McKay, who will also produce under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick.
Robert Pattinson’s upcoming projects, including ‘Mickey17’, directed by Bong Joon-ho and set for release in March 2024, ‘The Batman: Part II‘, directed by Matt Reeves and scheduled to hit theaters in October 2025, and ‘Average Height, Average Build’, directed by Adam McKay, for which a release date has yet to be announced.
Robert Downey Jr.’s upcoming projects include the movies ‘Oppenheimer’, ‘Play Dirty’, ‘Vertigo’, and ‘Average Height, Average Build’, as well as the miniseries ‘The Sympathizer’.
After the Oscars, Adam McKay brought his new film project to the market and took his time to figure out where it would be best suited. Ultimately, he decided to return to the same place that released his most recent feature film, ‘Don’t Look Up’, which became Netflix’s second most popular film of all time globally with nearly 360 million hours viewed in the first 28 days after its release. The star-studded movie reached number one in 92 countries and received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning Best Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. McKay himself has won multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a WGA for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Big Short’, which he co-wrote with Charles Randolph.
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