After taking a bit of a break following mother! and Red Sparrow (not counting a contractually-obligated X-Men appearance), Jennifer Lawrence is gearing up for a major return this year. She’ll be seen in Lila Neugebauer’s currently untitled directorial debut for A24, a PTSD drama that will likely turn up on the fall festival circuit. Before the end of the year, another newly announced film will see a release, this time for Netflix.
While continuing to develop the Elizabeth Holmes biopic Bad Blood together, Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence have turned their sights to a different film, one which will find the director finally returning to the comedy arena after The Big Short and Vice. Deadline reports they’ll team for Don’t Look Up, which “tells the story of two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth.”
“I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence. She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite talent’,” McKay says. “And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”
With production beginning in April, it’ll make it to the platform (and likely limited theaters) by the end of the year. Lawrence will then lead Paolo Sorrentino’s mafia informant drama Mob Girl. As for McKay, he’s also working with Bong Joon Ho on a Parasite TV series for HBO, which Mark Ruffalo and Tilda Swinton are circling.