Cate Blanchett To Join Next Films By Adam McKay And James Gray

While Hollywood has mostly ground to a halt, Cate Blanchett is busier than ever. She can be seen right now in the terrific FX series Mrs. America, and is currently in talks to star in a movie based on the hit Borderlands video games. Now she may be about to join two more projects from acclaimed filmmakers, Adam McKay and James Gray.

First up, Collider says Blanchett is in talks to join the upcoming Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up, from Oscar-winning The Big Short director Adam McKay. She would be co-starring alongside Jennifer Lawrence, with the story following two astronomers as they try to warn the world of a humanity-destroying asteroid due to hit the planet in six months. Of course, nobody wants to listen to them.

As if that wasn’t big enough, Variety reports Blanchett is also close to joining Armageddon Time, James Gray’s followup to Ad Astra. The memoir-like film is set in the ’80s during Gray’s time at the Kew-Forest School where Donald Trump was an alumnus and his father Fred Trump served on the school board.

No word on when either movie will roll as productions are still largely in shutdown mode, but these are both high-profile projects that Blanchett will be at the center of. Count on them to have a lot of attention, and perhaps earn the Oscar-winner even more accolades.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.