Adam McKay’s new movie lands on Netflix: Robert Pattinson and Amy Adams to star.


Adam McKay, the acclaimed writer-director , is set to make his return to Netflix with his latest film titled “Average Height, Average Build.”

The project has been described as part comedy, part serial killer-thriller that follows a killer who uses political lobbyists to change laws to make it easier for him to kill.

The film is set to tackle larger sociopolitical issues such as crime and corruption, similar to McKay’s previous works, including “The Big Short” and “Don’t Look Up,” which addressed the 2008 housing crisis and climate crisis, respectively.

McKay wrote the script and will direct the film, which has already attracted a star-studded cast, including Robert Pattinson as the moneyed killer and Amy Adams as the lobbyist.

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Other cast members include Robert Downey Jr., Forest Whitaker, and Danielle Deadwyler .The script calls for many more characters to be filled in.

Despite the high-profile cast and McKay’s award-winning track record, “Average Height, Average Build” had a hard time finding a home, with multiple studios passing on the project for budget reasons or due to the film’s dark subject matter.

However, McKay has found a home for the film at Netflix, where he previously partnered on “Don’t Look Up,” which earned a best picture nomination.

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McKay is planning to shoot the film in Boston in late summer, and he has already lined up key below-the-line talent, including cinematographer Todd Banhazl, who worked on McKay’s HBO series “Winning Time.”

McKay is represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro, and he also executive produces HBO’s “Succession,” which is currently airing its final season.

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