Adam McKay’s Average Height, Average Build heads to Netflix

Average Height, Average Build will reunite Adam McKay with Netflix following 2021’s Oscar-nominated Don’t Look Up.

Last Updated on May 2, 2023

After a search that started back in March, Adam McKay will be reuniting with Netflix for his next feature, Average Height, Average Build. This would be McKay’s second consecutive feature with the streaming giant, following 2021’s Don’t Look Up.

As per Deadline, the plot of black comedy Average Height, Average Build goes something like: “[Robert[ Pattinson will play 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’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.” In addition to those stars, Forest Whitaker and Danielle Deadwyler have joined the cast. Adams previously worked with McKay on Vice, playing wife to Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney.

Don’t Look Up went on to earn four Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. It was also wildly successful with viewers, currently standing as the second most-watched movie within 28 days of release, with 359.79 million hours watched, topping Bird Box and just behind Red Notice, which came out the month prior. McKay has received plenty of attention at the Oscars with his most recent films, with 2015’s The Big Short and 2018’s Vice garnering a total of 13 nods. Pretty impressive considering McKay used to just be known as the guy next to Will Ferrell on the red carpet. Time–and a proper release date–will only tell if Average Height, Average Build will follow suit.

Adam McKay has a strong bond with other programming giants, as he also serves as an executive producer on HBO’s Succession, even directing the first episode, helping set the tone for the dynamics, intrigue and betrayal within the Roy dynasty. That series will conclude in May, giving McKay plenty of time to focus on Average Height, Average Build.

Are you looking forward to Adam McKay’s next feature with Netflix, Average Height, Average Build? Do you see it garnering Oscar buzz as with McKay’s last three films? Let us know below!

Source: Deadline

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