The ensemble cast is enough to get fans excited for Don’t Look Up
Adam McKay’s Netflix movie Don’t Look Up has released its first trailer, and we get a closer look into the satirical science fiction dark comedy. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence star in the lead as two low-level astronomers who happen to discover that a massive comet is hurtling towards Earth, and is capable of wiping out humanity.
In Don’t Look Up trailer, we are introduced to Leonardo, who plays Dr. Randall Mindy, and Lawrence, who plays his student Kate Dibiasky. They are the only people who know that the world is about to end. They decide it is up to them to warn the rest of the world so they can take preventive measures to do something about the approaching disaster. They approach the US President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and appear on various morning news segments, and even meet Ariana Grande, but nobody takes them seriously and laughs at their face. They even get arrested by the FBI at one point.
Towards the end, we see the government believing their words, but instead of taking emergency measures, they think of ways to mint money from the comet.
Don’t Look Up comes from Adam McKay, who is known for directing and writing ensemble movies like The Big Short, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, and also wrote the script for Marvel’s Ant-Man. Supporting actors in the movie include Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis and Tomer Sisley.
Like every other Netflix movie, Don’t Look Up will also get a limited theatre run before arriving to the site. The movie will release on theatres on December 10, and start streaming on Netflix exclusively from December 24.