Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr's new movie coming to Netflix

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Robert Pattinson and Robert Downey Jr are heading to Netflix. More specifically, the two Roberts' new project – Adam McKay's black-comedy Average Height, Average Build – has been acquired by the streaming service, meaning Kay is returning to Netflix following Don't Look Up.

Average Height, Average Build will follow The Batman star Pattinson as a serial killer who enlists a lobbyist (Amy Adams) to change law in order to make it easier for him to get away with murder.

Meanwhile, Iron Man actor Downey Jr will play a retired police officer trying to solve the murders and catch the killer, who later turns himself into something of a celebrity, while his true intentions remain secret.

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McKay will write and direct the picture while Danielle Deadwyler and Andor actor Forest Whitaker will also star in the film.

This will be McKay's second collaboration with Netflix after his first film with them, Don't Look Up, became the streaming service's second most popular film of all time with 360 million viewing hours in its first 28 days of release.

This is the latest project for Downey Jr, who is working with Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight to remake Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Meanwhile, Downey Jr will star in Oppenheimer and looks unrecognisable in his new TV series The Sympathizer.

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Meanwhile, Pattinson has another exciting project coming up — Mickey 17, which is from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and recently received its official release date.

Pattinson found acclaim for his turn as Bruce Wayne in The Batman, but no official news has arrived yet on a potential sequel. However, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who worked with Downey Jr on both of those films, have recently said they would love to direct some sort of Batman movie for DC.

"I always answer based on the comics I collected as a kid, and the two comics I collected the most were Spider-Man — actually, the three were Spider-Man, X-Men and Batman. But there have been a lot of iterations of Batman, so I feel like that's an obvious answer."

There is currently no release date for Average Height, Average Build.

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