Adam McKay
Miller Mobley/Paramount
United States
2021

Hyperobject Industries

Adam
McKay

Given his Oscar-winning pedigree (best adapted screenplay for 2015¡¯s ¡°The Big Short¡±), it¡¯s not surprising McKay was able to assemble such a stellar cast (including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timoth¨¦e Chalamet and Cate Blanchett) for his latest movie in 2021, Netflix¡¯s ¡°Don¡¯t Look Up,¡± which streams in December. A former head writer for ¡°SNL,¡± McKay directed a series of goofy hit comedies starring Will Ferrell, including ¡°Talladega Nights¡± and ¡°Anchorman,¡± which led the two to form Gary Sanchez Productions and the Funny or Die website. Now, McKay produces projects through new prodco Hyperobject Industries, adding his name to HBO¡¯s popular ¡°Succession¡± series as well as projects like HBO docuseries ¡°Q: Into the Storm,¡± about the QAnon conspiracy movement, and Freeform¡¯s ¡°Motherland: Fort Salem.¡±

Career

  • THE BIG SHORT
  • VICE
  • DON'T LOOK UP

Education

  • Temple University (PA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
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Joe Wright ¡ª the director of serious period pieces such as ¡°Atonement,¡± ¡°Anna Karenina¡± and ¡°Darkest Hour¡± ¡ª would like to set the record straight. He loves Adam McKay¡¯s comedies. ¡°I¡¯m an enormous fan of ¡®Anchorman¡¯ and ¡®Talladega Nights,¡¯¡± Wright says.Both behind-the-camera veterans are in New York City. They¡¯d rather be in the same room, but alas, because of the pandemic, they¡¯re mere blocks apart, sitting down over Zoom. They partnered to discuss their latest projects. Wright's ¡°Cyrano¡± is a...

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