Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr. to Star in Comedic Serial Killer Thriller for Don’t Look Up Director

A satirical serial killer thriller from Adam McKay about the bad guy trying to pass laws that make it easier to kill? Starring Robert Pattinson, Robert Downey, Jr., Amy Adams, and probably even more A-listers? Yep, that sounds about right. The THR report doesn’t include any details on any specific characters that any of these actors will be portraying but, I mean, R-Pats simply has to be playing the serial killer … right? The project, titled “Average Height, Average Build” is currently being shopped around to the highest studio bidder, so we’ll likely hear news about an official financial and distribution partner in the days or weeks ahead.

Or maybe not.

Oddly enough, THR suggests that this hasn’t been the easiest sell. Apparently, “several” major studios have already politely declined while others are attempting to figure out if the math behind what’s sure to be a pricey budget (in no small part due to cast salaries, one would imagine) actually adds up or not. Worse still, the idea of a political satire not quite appealing to one side or another of America’s political divide has reportedly caused some to balk at the production, as well. Honestly, as much as I’m not personally a fan of either the filmmaking style or the pervasive smugness of both “Vice” and “Don’t Look Up,” it’s somewhat alarming that studios seem to be holding a multiple Oscar-nominee’s provocativeness against him.

It doesn’t seem realistic that a hot new Adam McKay project would be left dangling in the wind for too long, but be sure to stay tuned to see how this situation resolves.

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