Don’t Look Up is an upcoming black comedy movie by Adam McKay. The movie will feature an ensemble cast headed by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, who star as two astronomers. They both discover a comet that is on a collision course with Earth and must warn the world about it. Their pursuit of preventing this disaster leads to hilarious happenings that will unfold in this sci-fi comedy movie.
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The official synopsis provided by Netflix is as follows –
Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate.
With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!
Cast of Don’t Look Up
Don’t Look Up boasts a massive star cast full of several A-list actors and Academy Award winners and nominees. The movie will be led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, who star as Dr. Randall Mindy and Dr. Kate Dibiasky, respectively. Aiding them on their journey to warn the world about the comet will be Rob Morgan as Dr. Clayton “Teddy” Oglethorpe.
The supporting cast of the movie includes acclaimed actors such as Meryl Streep as the President and Jonah Hill as her son and the Chief of Staff. Timothée Chalamet also stars in a side role, with Cat Blanchett and Tyler Perry staring as two-morning show hosts. Even Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi are set to star in the movie. Matthew Perry and Ron Perlman will also appear in the movie, with Chris Evans appearing in a cameo role.
Release Date and More…
Netflix acquired the movie on February 19, 2020, and announced filming would begin in April. Due to COVID-19, the filming got rescheduled to November of that year. The movie’s filming took place at several locations, with many actors joining the cast at different times. The production of the movie wrapped on February 18, 2021. Netflix dropped the first teaser of the movie on September 8, 2021.
Don’t Look Up will receive a limited theatrical run and will subsequently release on Netflix. Paramount will release the movie on December 10, 2021, and after two weeks, the movie will release on Netflix on Christmas Eve.