Cate Blanchett certainly isn’t letting the grass grow under her feet during the current global pandemic. After entering talks to Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’ last week, she is now set to join at least another two projects from James Gray and Adam McKay.

Written and directed by Gray, the first project is ‘Armageddon Times’, a story which draws on Gray’s own experiences as a student at the Kew-Forest School in Queens. Fred Trump served on the board of the private school and Donald Trump was an alumnus. The school’s principal will be a central character.

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The second project comes from McKay and will be the Netflix film ‘Don’t Look Up’. Blanchett will join Jennifer Lawrence on the cast. The story follows two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet Earth. McKay will also write the feature which is his first furore for a streaming platform.

Blanchett’s most recent film’s include ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’, ‘The House With The Clock in the Wall’ and ‘Oceans Eight’. She also voiced the character of Valka in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’. She is currently starring in the TV series ‘Miss America’ and was filming Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ before production halted due to the pandemic.