Thursday, February 20, 2020
After a two-year break
Jennifer Lawrence lands a Netflix role
Two years ago, Jennifer Lawrence said goodbye to the public to devote herself to social projects. Now the Oscar winner is returning to the screens: In a Netflix comedy, she will play a second-rate astronomer who has to save humanity.
Streaming fans can rejoice: Jennifer Lawrence will take on a role in the new Netflix comedy “Don’t Look Up”. This is reported by the US trade journal “Variety”. The film, by writer, director and producer Adam McKay, revolves around two second-rate astronomers who go on a press tour to warn humanity of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth.
“I’m very excited to be doing this film with Jen Lawrence,” McKay said in a first statement. “And the fact that Netflix is viewing this film as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and engaging way.” Production will begin in April, and the finished film should start on the streaming service this year.
Jennifer Lawrence announced in the fall of 2017 that she wanted to take a two-year break to devote herself to charitable projects. In an interview with the US broadcaster CNN, the Oscar winner said she wanted to work more closely with the non-profit organization RepresentUs and motivate young people to become politically active at the local level.
From June 2019, the 29-year-old was back in New Orleans for the directorial debut of theater director Lila Neugebauer in front of the camera to work on a film for A24. The shoot has now been completed. After “Don’t Look Up”, Lawrence is said to be in front of the camera for Paolo Sorrentino’s “Mob Girl” and McKay’s “Bad Blood”. The last movie Lawrence appeared in was “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” which was released in 2019.