Friday, June 21, 2024

Jennifer Lawrence’s Return to Work Will Be to TV in Adam McKay Netflix Comedy, “Don’t Look Up”


The last few times we saw Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence on screen, it was a rough go. Lawrence was in a group of duds including “Red Sparrow,” “Passengers,” and “Dark Phoenix.” The worst was Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother,” which in retrospect we should say never happened.

Now word is Jen will make two movies with “Big Short” director Adam McKay. One of them, about Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos debacle, was already announced.

But now it seems Lawrence’s immediate return to work since her wedding and a short break will be McKay’s Netflix movie called “Don’t Look Up.” This is really a return via TV, something a lot of actors are doing lately for movies that won’t get real theatrical releases. (Ben Affleck is in one right now on Netflix called “The Last Thing HeĀ  Wanted.”)

“Don’t Look Up” is written and directed by McKay, following two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet Earth.

Lawrence is best known for her trio of David O. Russell movies– “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “Joy” — as well as the “Hunger Games” movies. The won the Oscar for “Silver Linings” and she will likely win a few more over time. She’s still not 30. God bless.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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