Average Height, Average Build: Everything we know about the Netflix movie

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 21: Robert Pattinson attends the GO Campaign's Annual Gala 2023 at Citizen News Hollywood on October 21, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 21: Robert Pattinson attends the GO Campaign's Annual Gala 2023 at Citizen News Hollywood on October 21, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

Back in April 2023, Netflix acquired Adam McKay’s new comedy film Average Height, Average Build, and we’ve been keeping track of every new piece of information released about it to put in a guide.

This isn’t McKay’s first project at Netflix. His first Netflix movie Don’t Look Up was released in December 2021. It went on to be a huge success, becoming Netflix’s second-most-popular film of all time. It was even nominated for four Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.

After the Academy Awards in March 2022, McKay began shopping around his new movie Average Height, Average Build and ultimately chose to return to the place where his latest film was released, Netflix.

McKay takes over writing and directing duties. He’s also producing the film under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick.

What is Average Height, Average Build about?

Described as “part serial killer-thriller, part comedy,” it’s a movie following an extremely smart serial killer who’s determined to find a way to continue his bad deeds. So, he hires a political lobbyist to change laws that will allow him to commit murder more easily. The killer also has to find a way to stop a retired police officer from continuing to pursue him.

The official logline provided by Netflix reads, “A frustrated serial killer meets a state lobbyist and chemistry ensues.”

Who stars in the comedy movie?

Unfortunately, the names of the characters aren’t known at the moment, but we do know what actors will be in the film.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 01: Robert Pattinson attends “The Batman” World Premiere on March 01, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage) /

Robert Pattinson stars in the leading role as the serial killer who hopes to change the law so that he can get away with murder more easily. Pattinson is best known for his role as Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series. He also portrayed the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 2022 superhero movie The Batman.

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Golden Globe Award-winning actress Amy Adams portrays the role of the state lobbyist who helps the serial killer by changing laws. Adams is known for her roles in the movies Catch Me If You CanJunebugEnchantedDoubtThe MasterAmerican Hustle, Arrival, Vice and The Woman in the Window.

She also played the role of Lois Lane in Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeJustice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. You might even recognize her from her role as Camille Preaker in HBO’s Sharp Objects.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 13: Robert Downey Jr. attends the UK premiere of ‘Oppenheimer’ at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /

Robert Downey Jr. plays the role of the retired cop who is determined to bring the serial killer to justice. Some of Downey Jr.’s previous work includes his roles in the Chaplin biopic, the legal drama series Ally McBeal, the action-comedy flick Tropic Thunder and the period film Sherlock Holmes. He also played the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in many Marvel movies. His most recent role was in the drama film Oppenheimer.

Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker and The Harder They Fall actress Danielle Deadwyler also star in the movie in undisclosed roles.

According to What’s on Netflix, production was reportedly supposed to start over the summer of 2023, but things had to come to a halt due to the actors’ strike. The news outlet also reported that filming would be taking place in Boston, Massachusetts.

A release date is also unknown because it’s still too early in the filmmaking process. However, it looks like there could be a late 2024 release at the earliest. A 2025 release seems more likely though. We’ll be sure to share the official release date once it’s announced.

More Adam McKay movies on Netflix

While you wait for more information about Average Height, Average Build, we recommend watching some of McKay’s other movies on Netflix.

  • Don’t Look Up
  • Vice
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for any new updates on Average Height, Average Build.

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