Jennifer Lawrence to star in Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up

Jennifer Lawrence has joined Adam McKay’s new Netflix comedy, Don’t Look Up.In the movie, the Oscar-winning actress will play a low-level astronomer who goes on a giant media tour with a fellow stargazer to warn mankind of a fast-approaching asteroid t…

Jennifer Lawrence has joined Adam McKay’s new Netflix comedy, Don’t Look Up.

In the movie, the Oscar-winning actress will play a low-level astronomer who goes on a giant media tour with a fellow stargazer to warn mankind of a fast-approaching asteroid that is set to destroy Earth.

McKay, who has written the script, will direct and produce under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick.

And The Big Short filmmaker is excited to be working with the 29-year-old for the first time.

“I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence. She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite act,” he said. “And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”

Production will begin in April, with Don’t Look Up to be released later this year.

Scott Stuber, head of film at Netflix, added that he was thrilled to welcome McKay to the streaming service.

“Adam has always had great timing when it comes to making smart, relevant and irreverent films that depict our culture. Even if he somehow ends up predicting planet Earth’s imminent demise, we’re excited to add this to our slate before it all comes to an end,” he shared.

Lawrence is also working on another project with McKay – a biographical thriller titled Bad Blood. In the flick, she will portray Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of controversial blood-testing company Theranos.

Meanwhile, the star recently wrapped production on Lila Neugebauer’s untitled film for studio A24 and is also set to appear in Mob Girl, directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

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Taylor Swift took Cats role to understand her own beloved pets

Taylor Swift said yes to a role in the new movie version of stage musical Cats to learn more about her own feline friends Olivia and Meredith. The Bad Blood singer, 29, dotes on her two furry companions, who she named as her number one inspiration in …

Taylor Swift said yes to a role in the new movie version of stage musical Cats to learn more about her own feline friends Olivia and Meredith.

The Bad Blood singer, 29, dotes on her two furry companions, who she named as her number one inspiration in a chat with Time magazine after being named on their list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Taylor will star as Bombalurina in Tom Hooper’s new adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, and says she took the part for her pets – as she got to go to “cat school”, where the movie’s cast learned all about feline mannerisms.

“I love my cats so much that when a role came up in a movie called Cats, I just thought, I’ve got to do this,” she says. “This is my calling in life to do this for the ladies. So I went to cat school, which they have on set readily available for us. Learned how to be as much like a cat as I possibly could.”

The star also admits to being “obsessed” with Olivia and Meredith, stating they are a “joy to live with”, and placed them above Paul McCartney and the Tumblr website as her biggest influences.

Fans of the singer are also speculating that she has added to her cat brood, as the video for her new single ME! features Panic! at the Disco singer Brendon Urie gifting her a new puss.

Ahead of its release, she told Swifties that the video would reveal something new about her life, tweeting: “There’s a secret in the video I’ve been keeping for months – let’s see who can guess it.”

A mural Taylor unveiled in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (25Apr19) also features three rather than two cats – adding to the rumours she’s become mum to a third moggy. A representative for the popstar did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.

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Gigi Hadid: ‘Fame makes you feel out of control’

Gigi Hadid has opened up about how she deals with fame in an emotional interview for Variety’s Power of Women issue.The 23-year-old broke down in tears as she confessed to the U.S. publication that, while she loves her career as one of the world’s most…

Gigi Hadid has opened up about how she deals with fame in an emotional interview for Variety’s Power of Women issue.

The 23-year-old broke down in tears as she confessed to the U.S. publication that, while she loves her career as one of the world’s most celebrated models, she finds life in the spotlight “tough”.

“It makes me emotional because, at times, fame makes you feel out of control of your life,” she reflected. “I think it’s tough. Obviously, people judge you.”

Gigi suggested that she finds strength and comfort in the famous women around her and cited her good pal Taylor Swift as a constant source of support.

The beauty went on claim that she has been a fan of Taylor’s music since she was a child and admitted that she relates to the Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker on a personal level, as well as through her famously confessional song lyrics.

“An amazing thing about my friendship with Taylor has been that she is a songwriter that I’ve connected to through my childhood into my adult life,” she shared.”And us becoming friends has given me an insight into the mind that creates those lyrics.”

Gigi went on to gush over the Shake It Off songstress, lauding her as a “woman (who is) able to own what she’s been through,” and labelling her “amazing and empowering”.

The blonde star became friends with Taylor, 29, when she appeared in the 2015 music video for her hit Bad Blood, alongside models Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, and Cindy Crawford.

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