Talk about a star-studded cast! When the film Don’t Look Up is released in December, we will see the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence along with Timothée Chalamet, Tyler Perry, Cate Blanchett, Himesh Patel, Kid Cudi, Jonah Hill, and Meryl Streep sharing the screen in what looks to be a bang-up dark comedy. The official teaser trailer for Don’t Look Up has just been released by Netflix featuring DiCaprio’s Professor, Dr. Randall Mindy, and Lawrence’s Kate, his grad student, who are on a mission to warn humankind of their latest discovery: a comet that is on a collision course with Earth.
The trailer shows the duo attempting to convince people of this impending disaster, but no one seems to believe them. This includes the U.S. president played by Meryl Streep, with Jonah Hill as her annoying son and chief of staff. “This will affect the entire planet,” DiCaprio’s Dr. Randall Mindy desperately informs the president and her chief of staff. “Do you know how many ‘The world is ending’ meetings we’ve had over the last two years?” Streep’s President Orlean dismissively asks her panicked guests. “Drought, famine, hole in the ozone,” Hill’s character adds. “It’s so boring.”
Directed by and written for the screen by Oscar winner Adam McKay, whose past credits include Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Big Short, McKay said of his new film, “So it’s two mid-level, very sincere astronomers who make the discovery of a lifetime, which is a killer asteroid headed toward Earth. They have to warn everyone and have to go on a media tour,” McKay said. “It’s them navigating our world. It’s them navigating their equivalent of Twitter. It’s them navigating the political landscape. It’s them navigating talk shows and how they’re perceived. I call it a dark comedy.” Don’t Look Up will stream on Netflix starting on December 24th, after premiering in select theaters on December 10th.
Check out another Netflix presentation coming soon – ‘Cowboy Bebop’.