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Adam McKay has been recently making awards-bait films with star ensembles. Now we as Filmiere.com reported that Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett are part of his new film’s ensemble.
Now there’s more. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, and “Yesterday” breakout Himesh Patel. The movie, written and directed by McKay himself will follow three low-level scientists (Leo, Lawrence, and Rob Morgan) discovering a meteor to crash on Earth in six months.
They try to warn the world with media tours but they seem to not getting any attention and the world remains unresponsive. Obviously rich with satire, it’s interesting what McKay will do this time with such a large starry cast.
DiCaprio was supposed to star in Martin Scorsese’s new film also, so it’s unclear when that one will start filming and how he’ll handle both projects or will he have to leave one of them. Netflix is backing the project up and it’ll probably be ready by next year’s award season.
The movie is heading toward a Nov. 19 start of shooting in Boston. McKay is also producing via his label, Hyperobject, along with partner Kevin Messick. Recently, McKay also confirmed that Streep will play the president, Jonah Hill will portray her son, Patel will be Jennifer Lawrence’s boyfriend.
Blanchett is expected to star as host of a political talk show.