Adam McKay

Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell All Want In on Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Biopic

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by Charles Bramesco April 6, 2017 @ 8:51 AM
Warner Bros.
Adam McKay’s establishing a reputation as Hollywood’s foremost chronicler of the biggest hot-button issues... of ten years ago. He made blackly satirical mince meat of the subprime lending crisis with The Big Short, stepping back into our recent past to expose the avarice still at play in the world of macroeconomics today. And for his next project, he’s going to take aim at a West Wing political player loathed and feared by liberals as a power-mad despot intent on destroying America. No, not him, we’re referring to a different wannabe fascist with the public graces of Darth Vader. To be specific, Dick Cheney.

Adam McKay Gets ‘The Big Short’ Crew Back Together For a Movie About Dick Cheney

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by Britt Hayes November 22, 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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Before he goes behind the camera for Bad Blood with Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay is squeezing in a political drama about…Dick Cheney. That’s somewhat topical, given that Vice President-elect Mike Pence has cited the former Vice President as an inspiration, and soon, thanks to good ol’ fashioned movie magic, we can see why. (Or, you know, you can just Google some old news articles, but McKay’s way sounds a little more entertaining.)

Jennifer Lawrence and Adam McKay Will Team For Corporate Drama

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by Matt Singer June 24, 2016 @ 9:45 AM
The Weinstein Co.
Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence both made movies about big business last year. Lawrence starred in Joy for David O. Russell, a biopic about entrepreneur and Miracle Mop innovator Joy Mangano, who rose from humble beginnings to the top of a home improvement empire. McKay’s movie, his first break from surrealistic comedy, was The Big Short, adapted from the Michael Lewis book, about the men who accurately predicted (and wildly profited from) the 2008 economic collapse. In the heated atmosphere of awards season, McKay and Lawrence found themselves as competitors for prizes and box office. Now they’ll team up to make something together about what is seemingly a common interest in the American economy.

Jennifer Lawrence to Play Another Innovative Business Woman, This Time For Adam McKay

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by Britt Hayes June 9, 2016 @ 3:48 PM
The Weinstein Co.
This might help explain why Jennifer Lawrence is a little too busy to join that female-fronted Ocean’s Eleven spinoff / reboot: The actress has signed on to star in an untitled project for Adam McKay, which — like Joy — casts Lawrence as an ambitious and innovative business woman, but this time she won’t have such a happy ending.

Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Kathryn Bigelow Get ‘Succession’ of HBO Pilot Orders

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 6, 2016 @ 8:38 PM
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We’re likely going to see HBO on a tear of new original pilots, given new management and some notable recent flops, and the first new drama orders are certainly promising. One new series ordered to pilot from Anchorman team Adam McKay and Will Ferrell sounds like Arrested Development as high drama, while another from Kathryn Bigelow will take us to Mogadishu, Minnesota.

Adam McKay Will Finally Direct a Superhero Movie...For Fox

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by Britt Hayes May 5, 2016 @ 5:22 PM
BOOM! Studios
Back when Edgar Wright parted ways with Marvel, Adam McKay was in the running to replace him as the director of Ant-Man. Although the job ultimately went to Peyton Reed, McKay worked on the screenplay and there have been talks of the director possibly taking on a superhero movie of his very own. That time is now, as McKay has finally signed on to helm a comic book adaptation…just not for Marvel.

Rumor Buster: No, ‘Step Brothers 2’ Isn’t Filming This Year

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by Mike Sampson March 21, 2016 @ 10:55 AM
Sony Pictures
If you’ve logged onto Facebook or trolled Reddit today, you surely saw the exciting news: Step Brothers 2 is officially happening and it begins filming this year! Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are back and they’re taking care of a baby! Oh great, a sequel to one of the funniest comedies of the past 25 years! Except it’s not true.

Adam McKay Says He’s ‘Definitely’ Returning for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

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by Britt Hayes February 16, 2016 @ 6:17 PM
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A few months ago, Adam McKay didn’t seem so sure about his involvement with Ant-Man and the Wasp, though he did say he wanted to return for Marvel’s upcoming sequel. McKay came on board the first Ant-Man a bit late in the game, helping Paul Rudd with some rewrites when director Peyton Reed replaced Edgar Wright, but it looks like The Big Short director will be on board from the get-go this time around.

Listen to Paul Thomas Anderson and Adam McKay Discuss ‘The Big Short’ for 30 Minutes

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by Charles Bramesco February 2, 2016 @ 10:33 AM
https://soundcloud.com/thedirectorscut/episode-7-the-big-short-with-adam-mckay-and-paul-thomas-anderson
God and Maya Rudolph are the only ones who know when Paul Thomas Anderson will get around to directing another feature, but it’s not all bad. Time...