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Jennifer Lawrence and Adam McKay Will Team For Corporate Drama

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

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

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

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

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’

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

by Charles Bramesco February 2, 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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...

Adam McKay Plans Border Patrol Comedy Starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly

by Matt Singer January 22, 2016 @ 2:10 PM
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It’s been discussed a few times, but we’ve still never seen a sequel to Step Brothers, Adam McKay’s masterpiece about two grown men (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) whose parents marry, forcing them into an unlikely and unwanted familial relationship. And apart from a few small cameos and supporting appearances, Ferrell and Reilly, who also co-starred in McKay’s great Talladega Nights, haven’t made another movie together at all, with or without McKay. It’s enough to make a man give up hope, and possibly to stop lathering up their gorgeous six-pack abs with Kiehl’s.

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Taps Uncredited ‘Ant-Man’ Writers to Help Paul Rudd and Adam McKay

by Britt Hayes December 9, 2015 @ 5:49 PM
While doing the rounds to promote his financial crisis film The Big Short, Adam McKay hinted that he might be back to script Ant-Man and the Wasp — as it turns out, not only is McKay reporting for scripting duties on the sequel, but he’ll be re-teaming with Paul Rudd, and the pair will have a little additional help from uncredited Ant-Man writers Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer.