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Average Height, Average Build (D: McKay) S: Pattinson, Adams, Downey, Whitaker

Oscar-winner Adam McKay has lines up Rob Pattinson, Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr., Forest Whitaker and Tillís Danielle Deadwyler to head the ensemble of his next directing vehicle. Titled Average Height, Average Build, the script and that package is out to studios and streamers, and the intention is to get it into production by late summer or early fall.

Much the way that the McKay-crafted series Succession and his films Donít Look Up and The Big Short told entertaining stories that reflect whatís going on in the world, Average Height, Average Build sounds like a pretty ingenious marriage of a black comedy premise with the corruption that is rife in politics.

Pattinson will play a serial killer who enlists a lobbyist (Adams) to change laws that will allow him to get away with murder more easily. Downey Jrís role is a retired cop who wonít give up on the murders, and the killer tries to prevent him from dogging his trail now that heís hung up his gun. The serial killer turns himself into a cause celebre, a Mr. Smith Goes To Washington figure shielding his true motives.

Hyperobject Industriesí McKay and Kevin Messick are producing. The script has been shopped without a budget, and with that killer cast it should be set soon. McKay has been talking about making a dirty money movie since he promoted Donít Look Up, which shone a light on global warming, without making audiences feel they were being fed spinach.

The film marks a reunion for McKay and Adams who worked together on the Oscar-nominated political satire VIce. As for Pattinson, The Batman had been weighing options after recently wrapping production on the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Mickey 17, which has Bong Joon Ho directing.

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EXCLUSIVE: Following the success of Don’t Look Up, Netflix and Adam McKay are reuniting as the streamer has acquired Adam McKay’s new star-studded directorial feature, Average Height, Average Build. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr., Forest Whitaker and Danielle Deadwyler. McKay, who has written the script, will direct and produce under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick.

Much the way that the McKay-crafted series Succession and his films Don’t Look Up and The Big Short told entertaining stories that reflect what’s going on in the world, Average Height, Average Build sounds like a pretty ingenious marriage of a black comedy premise with the corruption that rife in politics.

Pattinson will play a serial killer who enlists a lobbyist (Adams) to change laws that will allow him to get away with murder more easily. Downey’s role is 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, a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington figure shielding his true motives.

McKay brought the project to the market right after the Oscars and after taking his time deciding on figuring where the film best was suited, chose to return to the place that released his most recent feature film, Don’t Look Up. The star-studded pic is Netflix’s second most popular film of all time globally with nearly 360 million hours viewed in the first 28 days after its release. It reached #1 in 92 countries. Don’t Look Up received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won Best Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. McKay won the Academy Award, BAFTA and WGA for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Big Short along with his co-writer Charles Randolph.
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Re: Average Height, Average Build (D: McKay) S: Pattinson, Adams, Downey, Whitaker

The success ​​​​​of Don't Look Up?
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It wasn't good but it still got 4 Oscar nominations and is Netflix's 2nd all time most viewed film.
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The success ​​​​​of Don't Look Up?
By Netflix standards most of their Sandler movies are a success.

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