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Netflix To Make New Drama From The Big Short And Step Brothers Director

Netflix To Make New Drama From The Big Short And Step Brothers Director
By Paul Moore

Before the end of 2019, there were frequent conversations about the best film of the decade and while The Big Short was rarely mentioned in the discussion, it's arguable that no other film captured the greed, incompetence, and cruelty of the banking system quite like Adam McKay's drama.

In doing so, McKay won an Oscar and made a radical move forward in terms of the type of films he directed. This being said, who doesn't love Anchorman, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, or The Other Guys?

Since making the seamless transition into dramas, McKay has also gone on to direct Vice and play a major role in the creation of the best TV show in the world right now, Succession.

Thankfully, the writer-director is reteaming with the extremely talented Amy Adams, one of his actors on Vice, for Kings of America, Netflix's new limited series about a class action lawsuit against Walmart.

Variety report that "the series is based on real events and centers on the stories of three women whose lives were inextricably intertwined with the world’s largest company: a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive, and a longtime Walmart saleswoman and preacher who dared to fight against the retail giant in the biggest class action lawsuit in US history."

Landing Amy Adams is also a massive coup for Netflix, especially since the actress has been nominated for six Academy Awards throughout her career.

Kings of America is just one of the many projects that are keeping McKay busy at the minute.

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He's also developing a scripted series about the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s, a Jeffrey Epstein limited series, and a series adaptation of this year's Best Picture winner, Parasite.

McKay is also in early development on a new drama about the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine.

All in all, he's a busy man but we can't wait to see the finished product.

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