Adam McKay Will Tackle “Big Dirty Money” In His Next Comedy

Adam McKay doesn’t make insignificant movies anymore. The Anchorman filmmaker has found his calling by using humor to explore thorny, hot-button subjects whether it be with The Big Short, Vice, or last year’s polarizing Don’t Look Up. And now for his next film McKay is taking on the issue of “big dirty money.”

The news was revealed by McKay [via Deadline] during a Tribeca Film Festival panel, and it sounds like he’s going back into The Big Short and The Other Guys territory…

“If the last movie [“Don’t Look Up”] was about the outcome of what’s broken about us, that we’re staring at the collapse of the livable climate, this one is more about the actual arterial blocks in our hearts, what’s causing it, which is, of course, big, dirty money. And it’s a comedy as well … blended with drama, but I would overall call it a comedy.”

McKay’s films haven’t always been for me, but I’ll admit he’s more to my liking now because he takes on big subjects others won’t touch. If corporate greed and corruption is in his radar now, and he can make it funny, then I’m all for it.

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.