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Robert Pattinson serial killer film dropped by Netflix

Robert Pattinson serial killer film dropped by Netflix

The Twilight star's diary just got a whole lot clearer as the streaming giant have scrapped the upcoming project

Robert Pattinson's diary just got a whole lot clearer as Netflix has pulled the plug on a serial killer film he was set to star in.

The British actor, 37, was supposed to join the likes of Robert Downey Jr and Amy Adams for the streaming platform's macabre comedy Average Height, Average Build.

His incredible performance in The Batman last year catapulted him back into the spotlight and earned him even more fans, as well as acclaim in Hollywood.

Pattinson was now due to bring his talents to Netflix and take on the lead role in Adam McKay's political satire project which the streaming giant snapped up in late April.

But the Oscar-winning filmmaker - who directed the smash hit Don't Look Up starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill and Meryl Streep - has since decided not to move forward with the film.

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Netflix won't do it without him as, according to Variety, the comedy depended on McKay working his magic behind the camera.

Robert Pattinson was set to take on the starring role in the Netflix film that has since been scrapped.
Marc Piasecki/WireImage

And it's a downright shame too - as well as the fact we're missing out on watching Pattinson take on a character with a penchant for murder and manipulation, Average Height, Average Build sounded like a hoot.

The Twilight actor was taking on the leading role in the part serial killer-thriller, party comedy.

His character - who has quite a few murders under his belt - hires a political lobbyist (Adams) to help him try and change the law so that it is easier for him to continue with his slaughtering spree.

Pattinson would have to deal with a retired police officer (Downey Jr) who was constantly on his tail, as he just can't give up on catching the killer.

His mission to make murder simpler propels him into the political sphere in Washington D.C, where he becomes quite the controversial figure while keeping his evil intentions under wraps.

Adam McKay previously worked with the streaming giant for smash hit film Don't Look Up.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Netflix

The likes of Forest Whitaker and Danielle Deadwyler were also set to join the star-studded cast.

But McKay has now ditched Average Height, Average Build to focus on a project about climate change and Netflix aren't interested in carrying on without him.

A spokesperson for the director said: "With the climate emergency having escalated a great deal, Adam McKay has decided to make his next directorial project a climate related one, so he will not be directing Average Height, Average Build."

LADbible has contacted Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/Warner Bros.

Topics: Environment, Netflix, Robert Downey Jr, Robert Pattinson, TV and Film, Celebrity