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Jennifer Lawrence Books Comedy Role After Taking a Break From Acting

Jennifer Lawrence is getting back into the movie business.

The 29-year-old Hunger Games star is set to appear in Don’t Look Up, an Adam McKay-directed film, THR reported on Wednesday (February 19).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jennifer Lawrence

Netflix finalized the deal, which has a budget of “$75 million or more,” according to bidding sources.

The story is about “two scientists who discover that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months. They go on a media tour trying to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace.”

“She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite act.’ 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,” said Adam in a statement.

The movie is set to begin principal photography in April, with a hope to release the movie later this year.

Back in the end of 2017, Jennifer announced she was taking a break from acting. As previously announced, she’ll also be starring in a movie called Mob Girl.

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2020 - See the Complete Winners List!

Check out the full winners list for the 2020 CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards)!

The event, hosted by Mindy Kaling, took place at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday (January 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

It paid tribute to some of the best costume design in movies, television, and short form.

Bombshell actress Charlize Theron was honored with the Spotlight Award, and film director Adam McKay received the Distinguished Collaborator Award.

Also honored was Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker costume designer Michael Kaplan, who received the Career Achievement trophy, and Mary Ellen Fields, who took home the Distinguished Service Award.

See the complete winners list below!

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Michael Shannon Will Play Jerry Buss in HBO's Lakers Series

Michael Shannon has a new television role lined up!

The 45-year-old The Shape of Water actor will portray the late businessman Dr. Jerry Buss in HBO’s upcoming drama series about the “professional and personal lives” of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s, Variety reports.

Jerry was the majority owner of the Lakers, winning 10 league championships. His character “redefines American sports, celebrity, and wealth by transforming the Lakers into a dynasty but his house of cards threatens to collapse on him—and the people he loves most.”

The “Untitled Showtime Lakers Project” is based on Jeff Pearlman‘s book “Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.”

Adam McKay will executive produce and direct the pilot.

If you missed it, find out which actor will be playing former Lakers player Jerry West alongside Michael Shannon.

Will Ferrell & Longtime Producing Partner Adam McKay Part Ways

Will Ferrell and producer pal Adam McKay have decided to go their separate ways.

The two first met when they were hired on the same day by Saturday Night Live back in 1995. 13 years later, they formed the multi-platform comedy generating production company Gary Sanchez, later branching into a female-centric offshoot, Gloria Sanchez.

Together, they worked on tons of comedies together including Anchorman, Step Brothers, and Daddy’s Home. Will starred in the films while Adam directed.

“The last 13 years could not have been more enjoyable and satisfying for the two of us at Sanchez Productions,” the two said in a statement via Deadline. “We give massive thanks to our incredible staff and executives and all the writers, directors and actors we worked with through the years. The two of us will always work together creatively and always be friends. And we recognize we are lucky as hell to end this venture as such.”

It is being reported that they will remain friends, but their production companies will dwindle down after releasing their existing projects.

Best Supporting Actor Nominee Sam Rockwell & Longtime Love Leslie Bibb Pair Up at Oscars 2019

Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb are a picture perfect couple at the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday (February 24) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Sam is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work as George W. Bush in Vice. He is also presenting during the ceremony.

Sam was also spotted embracing Helen Mirren on the red carpet, as well as pairing up with Vice director Adam McKay and his wife Shira Piven.

Vice is nominated for eight awards, including Best Picture.

The Oscars are being presented without a host for the first time in 30 years. The show kicks off at 8pm EST/5pm PST on ABC.

FYI: Sam is wearing an Armani tux and custom David Yurman cufflinks. Leslie wearing an Armani Prive dress and Neil Lane jewelry. Adam is wearing a Montblanc watch and cufflinks.

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Christian Bale Felt 'Like a Bullfrog' Transforming into Dick Cheney for 'Vice'!

Christian Bale happily hits the red carpet alongside his wife Sibi while attending the premiere of his film Vice held during the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on Monday (February 11) in Berlin, Germany.

The 45-year-old actor was also joined at the big premiere by writer-director Adam McKay.

Earlier in the day, Christian and Adam also attended a press conference and photo call for Vice, and Christian dished about how transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney made him feel “like a bullfrog.”

“Like a bullfrog. Or sometimes he’s been described as a walrus,” Christian expressed. “I built up my neck so I felt like I could take anything … I just felt like a bulldozer all day long. It’s lovely to have a challenge… it seemed almost impossible.”

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Amy Adams Is Ravishing in Red at 'Vice' Paris Premiere

Amy Adams is the lady in red while walking the carpet at the Vice premiere on Thursday night (February 7) at the Cinema Gaumont Opera in Paris, France.

The 44-year-old actress was joined by the film’s writer and director Adam McKay. Both of them are nominated for Oscars later this month, but first they’ll be attending the BAFTAs this weekend in London.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Amy Adams

Amy is up for her seventh BAFTA Award and her sixth Oscar without any wins, so hopefully this will be her year!

FYI: Amy is wearing an Andrew Gn dress.

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