Adam McKay Sets The Record Straight On ‘Don’t Look Up’ Critics

Don’t Look Up‘ recently broke the Netflix record for most hours viewed in its first week on the site. A lot of people love the film, but a lot of people hate it. The movie is the definition of “mixed reactions” from critics.

And director Adam McKay may have made the hate more intense when he tweeted out this back on December 29…

Loving all the heated debate our movie. But if you don’t have at least a small ember of anxiety about the climate collapsing (or the U.S. teetering) I’m not sure ‘Don’t Look Up’ makes any sense.

People took this quote and ran with it, basically claiming that McKay was trying to imply that if you don’t like his movie, then you don’t care about climate change.

Of course, he was very clearly not saying that, but this is the internet where people go to overreact. During a recent interview with IndieWire, McKay made it clear that he welcomes the critics.

The only reason I [tweeted] that was because when people watch the movie and they’re especially freaked out about what’s happening they tend to respond to it a little better. Someone jumped on it and said, ‘Oh, you’re saying if we don’t like the movie we don’t care about the climate,’ which is utterly ridiculous. No human being would ever say that. I gotta laugh, because it’s right out of the movie. Suddenly, it became like I was saying critics can’t say anything, and of course they can. It’s important to have debate and passionate critics.

He also revealed he’s attempting to dial back his time on Twitter, which is probably a good thing. Once you get sucked inside that hellish site, there’s no turning back.

By the way, ‘Don’t Look Up’ just earned a SAG nomination for best ensemble in a motion picture.

Adam McKay And Jennifer Lawrence Teaming Up Again For An Apple Original Film Titled ‘Bad Blood’

Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence just completed the satirical science fiction film ‘Don’t Look Up‘ and apparently they really liked working together, because they’re teaming up once again.

It was announced this week that Apple Original Films will finance and distribute McKay’s upcoming drama ‘Bad Blood’ which is about the shocking rise and fall of Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes.

Jennifer Lawrence will star in the film, which was originally set up with Legendary back in 2016. Currently, the subject of this movie, Holmes, is nearing the end of her very real trial on charges of defrauding investors and patients on claims she made about her blood testing startup.

Holmes’ Silicon Valley blood testing startup catapulted the Stanford dropout to short-lived status as the youngest and richest self-made billionaire as shares of Theranos became the darling of the venture capital set. It all came tumbling down after an expose by former WSJ investigative reporter John Carreyrou.

Definitely sounds like a project McKay can deliver on. We’re assuming Lawrence will star as Holmes, so that should be very interesting. Lawrence will also join the project as a producer.

No word on when filming is expected to begin, but we’ll keep you posted.

Watch The New Trailer For Adam McKay Comedy Film ‘Don’t Look Up’ Starring Leonardo DiCaprio

One of our most anticipated films this year is Adam McKay’s comedy film, Don’t Look Up, which features an impressive ensemble cast.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep and even Kid Cudi make appearances in the film, which follows two scientists trying to alert the world about a dangerous comet coming toward Earth.

The only problem? No one seems to care, especially the President of the United States, played by Meryl Streep. It’s been said that this movie is a humorous take on the climate crisis impacting us all.

Jennifer Lawrence recently revealed she always wanted to work with McKay, and after reading the script, she knew she wanted to be involved.

When I read the script, I thought it was genius. It’s maybe the funniest script I’ve ever read, and I thought it was such a poignant way to get such an important point across, that people don’t need to be fighting each other over science. We need to be fighting this collective war to save humanity together.

Check out the latest trailer below. Don’t Look Up will hit select theaters on December 10, followed by a release on Netflix on Christmas Eve.

Chris Evans Joins Adam McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ Film, Which Already Has Impressive Cast

Wow. Adam McKay is building one of the most impressive casts in recent history for his upcoming Netflix film, Don’t Look Up.

It was just announced that Chris Evans will join the project, which is huge news, but it’s kinda like, “Oh, another one? Yawn.” because so many stars have already been attached to this project.

This movie already has Jennifer Lawrence, Timothee Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kid Cudi, and let’s throw in Matthew Perry as well.

That is truly impressive. I mean, sometimes movies with so many stars fail because you have all these big personalities coming together, but McKay is talented enough to handle it all.

McKay will write, direct and co-produce along with Kevin Messick under McKay’s Hyperobject Industries Banner.

The film follows two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth. Details are unknown of who Evans would be playing.

It certainly sounds like an interesting premise, and with all this incredible talent attached, I have high hopes for this movie.

Filming is currently happening right now in Boston, which means it should be released sometime in 2021. We’ll keep you posted.

Christian Bale Has Transformed Into Dick Cheney In First Trailer For ‘Vice’

We all know Christian Bale is not afraid to completely change his body for a movie. He dropped a lot of weight for The Machinist, gained weight for American Hustle, and then gained muscle for The Dark Knight franchise.

And for his latest project, Vice, he gained 40lbs to accurately portray former Vice President Dick Cheney. Some of you might be thinking, “Oh, poor Bale. He got to eat anything he wanted!” But it’s not that simple. He had to gain those 40 pounds in a short time period, and he had to do it safely, so he had help from a nutritionist. It wasn’t like he was eating double cheeseburgers every single day.

Anyway, it looks like the hard work paid off, ’cause Bale looks eerily similar to Cheney in the trailer you see below.

The trailer opens with Bush, played by Sam Rockwell, attempting to recruit Cheney to be his Number Two. Cheney comes ready to bargain. ‘I’m a CEO of a large company,’ he explains in a somber, gravelly voice. ‘I have been Secretary of Defense, and I have been White House Chief of Staff. The Vice Presidency is a mostly symbolic job.'”

Adam Mckay directed this movie, which is set to hit theaters this Christmas. In addition to Bale and Rockwell, Vice will co-star Steve Carrell and Amy Adams.

Will Ferrell Reveals What Would Have Happened In ‘Step Brothers’ Sequel

Have you seen Step Brothers? Of course you have. The 2008 comedy is a classic, and it’s constantly playing on some random cable channel. If you haven’t watched the movie by now, you’re probably actively trying to avoid it, and if that’s the case…WHY????? Stop doing that.

Fans of the comedy have been asking for a sequel for years, but unfortunately their requests were ignored. Now we are learning that there was a story created for a potential sequel.

In a recent interview, Will Ferrell revealed he and director Adam McKay had at one point worked on a sequel script, and it sounds like the idea had a lot of potential. Basically, Ferrell’s character and John C. Reilly’s character would follow their parents to a retirement community and then convince their parents they’ve earned the right to be retired too.

“We talked about ‘Step Brothers,’ and then Adam and I got sidetracked with other things…We had a whole story where John and I follow our parents to live in a retirement community and try to convince them that we earned the right to retire as well.” 

Sadly, the sequel is no longer on Ferrell’s or McKay’s radar, but that doesn’t mean it’ll never happen. The story is there, and if everyone’s schedules come together, who knows what might happen.

All we’re saying is that there is a chance. Don’t lose hope.

Look At Christian Bale’s Transformation As He Slowly Becomes Dick Cheney (PHOTOS)

We told you last week that Sam Rockwell was joining Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic. Rockwell was the last piece to the puzzle. He will be playing George W. Bush in the movie, which is expected to begin filming this fall.

Christian Bale has the starring role as the former vice president Dick Cheney, and it’s clear he’s committed to this role. He was at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado this past weekend, and as you can see in the photos, he has gained some weight for this role. He also dyed his dark eyebrows blonde to look more like Cheney.

Honestly, this transformation might seem dramatic, but it’s probably been a smooth ride for Bale. He’s no stranger to insane transformations. For the 2004 film The Machinist, Bale lost about 70 pounds. He weighed just 121 pounds, which is kinda frightening ’cause he stands at 6’2″

He then gained it all back and added 30 more pounds for Batman Begins one year later. So yeah, gaining a few pounds and making his eyebrows blonde is probably a walk in the freaking park for Bale.

As we mentioned in the previous post, this biopic does not have an official release date, but we will keep you posted.

Sam Rockwell Will Play George W. Bush In Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Biopic

We finally have the Bush!

As you might have heard, Adam McKay is teaming up with Christian Bale once more for the Dick Cheney biopic, Cheney. McKay and Bale previously worked together on the 2015 award-winning film, The Big Short.

Bale will play Cheney in this upcoming biopic of the former vice president. Amy Adams will play his wife and Steve Carell (who also starred in The Big Short) is set to play Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Those roles were decided early in this production.

One of the last major roles needing to be cast? George W. Bush. After looking at several actors, McKay and Annapurna Pictures decided Sam Rockwell was the man for the job. It’s a great decision. I’ve always got this strange George Bush vibe from Rockwell, like, it was always on my mind that he could play Bush in a movie one day. He has the look, the voice, and even the body language.

So what will the movie focus on? Well, it looks like it’s tackling Cheney’s entire life.

“Bale is portraying the titular character in a story that chronicles Cheney avoiding military service in the Vietnam War, his rise to CEO of the multinational corporation Halliburton and finally becoming what some have called the most powerful U.S. vice president ever to hold office.”

Filming could start as early as September. No word on when we should expect to see this released, but we will keep you posted.

Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale And Brad Pitt All In One Movie? It’s Happening, Get The Details Inside!


A movie starring Ryan Gosling? Guaranteed hit. A movie starring Christian Bale? Guaranteed hit. A movie starring Brad Pitt? Guaranteed hit.

A movie starring all three of them?


We are speechless, as well. After having success with Moneyball, Brad Pitt and his production company Plan B Entertainment, have decided to team up with best-selling author Michael Lewis again. According to Variety sources, the next film from Plan B will be an adaptation of Lewis’ novel, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

The non-fiction book details the build-up of the housing and credit bubble back in the early 2000s, which led to the massive collapse in 2007-2008. Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling have all agreed to star in the adaptation, which will be written and directed by Adam McKay.

Of course, McKay is known for Step Brothers, The Other Guys and Anchorman. Not exactly the first director you would pick for a serious and important film like this; however, we are going to trust Brad Pitt. Sources say Pitt is extremely passionate about this project, so there is obviously a reason he believes McKay is the right person for this job.

But honestly, it doesn’t even matter. None of this matters. We should have just stopped after the GIF. This film could be two hours of Christian Bale and Brad Pitt trying to feed Ryan Gosling cereal, and it would still pull in more than $250 million.

Adam McKay Claims ‘Step Brothers 2’ Will Happen At Some Point!

The good news? Step Brothers 2 will happen. The bad news? It’s not going to happen any time soon. Director Adam McKay sat down for an interview with Collider recently and he was asked if fans should expect a sequel to Step Brothers.

His answer was both surprising and a little disappointing. He admitted that they already have an outline for the sequel, but made it clear that he’s only focusing on original movies at the moment. Which is actually probably a smart move, especially when you consider the fact that a lot of fans were disappointed with Anchorman 2.

You can read Mckay’s full response down below:

“We have a whole story, an outline, that we’re happy with. We were ready to go, and you know the story of [how] we got the call on Anchorman 2. We’re not gonna do it now ‘cause we just did a sequel, I don’t wanna get into the sequel business too much. It was kind of a novelty to do one of them and it was certainly very interesting and I had never done anything like it. So I want to go make some original movies—or you know, The Big Short is an adaptation but do some different stuff.  But who knows? Two to three years, three to four years. I mean the funny thing with ‘Step Brothers’ is if those guys are in their 50’s it still works, so we could easily return to that, but for now no sequels.”

Sounds like a good plan. He makes a great point at the end. The older Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly get, the funnier the story becomes. I wouldn’t mind seeing Will and John living with their parents inside a nursing home. Can you imagine? Stealing pudding from old people, flirting with the nurses, flinging feces all over the walls. I’d certainly watch it.