Netflix acquires Adam McKay’s asteroid comedy ‘Don’t Look Up,’ Jennifer Lawrence will star

Netflix announced today that it has acquired “Don’t Look Up,” a comedy written and directed by Adam McKay, with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star. Netflix has an aggressive timeline in place, with shooting scheduled to start in April, followed by a planned release later this year. While McKay started his career as a “Saturday Night Live” writer and then the director of Will Ferrell comedies like “Anchorman” (he and Ferrell also co-founded Funny or Die), the focus of his recent work has shifted to business and politics.