Rob Pattinson, Amy Adams, Robert Downey Jr, Forest Whitaker and Danielle Deadwyler have joined the ensemble cast of Adam McKay’s ‘Average Height, Average Build.’
Dubbed as a “pretty ingenious marriage of a black comedy premise with the corruption that is rife in politics.” Pattinson will play a serial killer who enlists a lobbyist (Adams) to change laws that will allow him to get away with murder more easily. Downey’s role is a retired cop who won’t give up on the murders, and the killer tries to prevent him from dogging his trial now that he’s hung up his gun. The serial killer turns himself into a cause celebre, a Mr Smith Goes to Washington figure shielding his true motives.
As well as directing, McKay and Kevin Messick are producing for Hyperobject Industries.
The script and package are out to studios and streamers, and the intention is to get it into production by late summer or early fall.
Adams and McKay have previously worked together on the Oscar-nominated political satire ‘Vice’ in which she starred alongside Christian Bale as the wife of Dick Cheney, Lynne. Pattinson has recently wrapped filming on Bong Joon Ho’s sci-fi thriller ‘Mickey 17.’