Browsing: Adam McKay
The Tracking Board also hears the SNL alum is circling a project titled American Huckster in which he would play Chuck Blazer, the controversial and flamboyant central figure in the recent FIFA scandal, who died in July.
Can the Dark Knight star open a political movie like this, and does it make financial sense for Paramount to move forward given its new creative mandate?
Political drama Succession has landed a series order from HBO. The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and writer Jesse Armstrong received a pilot order last summer, which McKay directed.
Those who feared that Jack Nicholson’s last film would be 2010’s forgettable How Do You Know? can rest easy, because’s Jack’s back, baby!
Oscar-winner Adam McKay continues to add to his list of projects with purpose as he has joined Crook County as an executive producer, with Brooklyn actor Emory Cohen attached to star. The film is written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly.
Continuing the new evolution of his career, The Big Short director and screenwriter Adam McKay is taking on another reality-charged story with a Dick Cheney biopic set at Paramount. According to reports, he began writing this new script after winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay this year.
It was a banner day on the spec market, as three major sales went down. The Jennifer Lawrence-Adam McKay pitch Bad Blood was the first to find a home, followed closely by Moonfall from director Roland Emmerich and Mary from Anthony Jaswinski.
The bidding war for Adam McKay’s Theranos medical drama Bad Blood is starting to heat up, with nine offers on the table for the package that includes Jennifer Lawrence and a book proposal from Pulitzer Prize winning author John Carreyou.
Earlier this month, we learned that Jennifer Lawrence was teaming up with Adam McKay for a film about embattled medical company Theranos. Now the package is out to potential buyers – the list of which continues to grow as this heads into the weekend.
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is teaming up with fellow Oscar winner Adam McKay for The Big Short director’s drama about embattled medical company Theranos and its founder, 32 year-old Elizabeth Holmes.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to team up with Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures for The Hustlers at Scores based on the New York Magazine of the same name by Jessica Pressler.
McKay is attached to produce and direct the adaptation of Mark Weid’s Irredeemable for 20th Century Fox, with Tommy Wirkola penning the script.
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up again for Paramount Pictures’ Daddy’s Home. The first film bowed over the holiday season and racked up $240 million worldwide gross.
Female ensemble comedy Women In Business has landed at Fox after multiple studios entered a bidding war. Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, and Jillian Bell have signed on to star in the project.
Universal has acquired a pitch from Neighbors co-writer Brenden O’Brien, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in a seven-figure deal. The story centers around an escaped convict who attempts to stop his girlfriend from getting married.
The Big Short writer-director Adam McKay and partner Will Ferrell have picked up the rights to Jessica Pressler’s acclaimed New York Magazine piece. McKay, Ferrell, and Jessica Elbaum are producing under their Gloria Sanchez banner.