We have learned that highly acclaimed cinematographer Robert Richardson has joined the crew for Adam McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ for Netflix.
Richardson’s CV is jam-packed full of classic films including the ‘Kill Bill’ films, ‘Hugo’, ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Inglorious Bastards’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘Breathe’ and The recently released ‘Once Upon a Time In Hollywood’, and those are only SOME of the iconic films he’s served as cinematographer on.
Richardson recently wrapped production on his first comic book movie ‘Venom 2’ which will be directed by Andy Serkis, who he last collaborated with on ‘Breathe’ and starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson.
The film will be written and directed by Adam McKay who is also currently working alongside Bong Joon-Ho on his ‘Parasite’ series for HBO. Jennifer Lawrence will star as the female lead for the film.
Netflix recently finalised the deal to distribute ‘Don’t Look Up’, a film that has a budget around $75 million.
The story centers on two scientists who, upon discovering that a meteor will strike the Earth in six months, go on a media tour to try to warn the world but find an unreceptive and unbelieving populace. Adam McKay will also produce through his production company, Hyperobject, alongside Kevin Messick.
Netflix’s head of film Scott Stuber made the following statement regarding the acquisition of the film: “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.”