Cate Blanchett Joining Adam McKay And James Gray’s Next Films

Cate Blanchett

by James White |
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It's a busy old time for Cate Blanchett right now. Even at a time when movies aren't actually shooting, actors are auditioning. Or, in the case of Blanchett, fielding offers. She's now locking in the details for roles in James Gray and Adam McKay's new movies.

Let's start with Gray. The Ad Astra director confirmed last year that he'd next be tackling Armageddon Times, which will recount his 1980s upbringing in the Queens borough of New York. He spent time at Kew-Forest School, a private educational institution that numbers Donald Trump and The Simpsons' Hank Azaria among former students. The story will apparently revolve around the headmaster of the school.

McKay, meanwhile, is putting the pieces together for Netflix-based disaster comedy drama Don't Look Up, which already has Jennifer Lawrence aboard. McKay also wrote the script, which sees two low-level astronomers on a media tour to warn mankind that an approaching asteroid is poised to wipe out life on Earth. Quite how Blanchett will fit into the ensemble of that film remains to be seen. Also up in the air? When either movie will actually go before cameras, given the current conditions.

And those are just two more for Blanchett's ever-filling To Do list. She's also in talks to play the character of Lilith for Eli Roth's Borderlands adaptation.

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