Watch: New trailer for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up
James R | On 16, Nov 2021
“This is not real,” declares Dr Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Don’t Look Up, a comedy disaster movie very much based on real events.
The film sees Mindy and Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, discover 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.
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, they discover that warning humankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate.
The film premieres in select cinemas on 10th December before arriving on Netflix on Christmas Eve. Here’s the new trailer:
Don’t Look Up is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
Trailer: Netflix’s Don’t Look Up set for December release
“There’s a comet heading for the Earth.” “Do you know how many “the world is ending” meetings we’ve had over the last two years?” That’s the sound of Adam McKay taking on the disaster movie genre in Netflix’s Don’t Look Up – and a new trailer gives us a look at the star-studded film.
The movie tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet Earth. It is written and directed by McKay, who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay with co-writer Charles Randolph for The Big Short in 2016.
In front of the camera is one heck of an ensemble, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep.
You can see them in action in select cinemas on 10th December and will stream worldwide on 24th December, just in time for Christmas.
Here’s the first teaser trailer:
Don’t Look Up: DiCaprio, Streep, Chalamet join star-studded Netflix comedy
15th October 2020
Leonardo DiCaprio is just one of the many impressive names joining Netflix’s star-studded new comedy, Don’t Look Up.
The film tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet Earth. It is written and directed by Adam McKay, who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay with co-writer Charles Randolph for The Big Short in 2016.
McKay’s project was snapped up by Netflix earlier this year, with Jennifer Lawrence already on board. Now, she’s got a seriously impressive ensemble to play with, including Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Himesh Patel, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Tomer Sisley and Matthew Perry.
DiCaprio, who will also be starring Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon for Apple TV+, was the final piece of the puzzle to sign on officially, with Deadline noting that most of the cast have been loosely attached for months. Indeed, production on the film was originally set to begin in April, but it has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Don’t Look Up: Netflix nabs Jennifer Lawrence comedy by Adam McKay
20th February 2021
Netflix has acquired Adam McKay’s new comedy Don’t Look Up, with Jennifer Lawrence set to star.
The film tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy planet earth.
McKay, who has written the script, will direct and produce under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick. McKay’s most recent feature, Vice, received eight Academy Award nominations. In 2016, McKay won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay with co-writer Charles Randolph for The Big Short.
Lawrence won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. She has been nominated for three additional Oscars for Joy, American Hustle and Winter’s Bone.
McKay says: “I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence. She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite act’. And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”
Scott Stuber, head of Netflix films says: “Adam has always had great timing when it comes to making smart, relevant and irreverent films that depict our culture. Even if he somehow ends up predicting planet Earth’s imminent demise, we’re excited to add this to our slate before it all comes to an end.”
Principal photography will commence in April. Netflix will release the film later this year.