Don’t Look Up is a sci-fi black comedy movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Netflix has delivered more original television shows and movies in 2021, compared to the previous years. The streamer is geared up to end the year on a strong note with highly anticipated originals and movies releasing during the festive month of December. One upcoming movie everyone is waiting for is Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up.
Starring heavyweight stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up is a black comedy about two lower-grade astronomers going on a media tour to warn the world about an approaching asteroid that will hit the earth and destroy the human race.
The movie is definitely one of the biggest Netflix releases of 2021. While not much information about “Don’t Look Up” has been released yet, fans are excited about it thanks to the big names attached to it. As “Don’t Look Up” is geared up for release this year, here’s everything you need to know about it.
Don’t Look Up Movie Plot and Storyline
Don’t Look Up is a black comedy about two lower-grade astronomers going on a media tour to warn the world about an oncoming asteroid that will hit the earth and destroy the human race.
Before the announcement of the project, director Adam McKay discussed the project with Deadline.
“Dark satire in the school of Wag the Dog, Doctor Strangelove and Network and if it is half as good as any of them, I will be happy,” McKay told Deadline.
“Two mid-level astronomers discover a meteorite will destroy earth in six months and must go on a media tour to warn mankind,” he added.
Do we have a release date?
Netflix recently announced the release date. Don’t Look Up is scheduled to have a limited theatrical release on Dec. 10 before making its way to Netflix on Friday, December 24, 2021.
This looks like a sensible decision from the producers as simultaneous releases of movies in cinemas and on streaming platforms is affecting the box office numbers big time. This spaced-out release provides a good time to the viewers who want to watch the movie on the big screen.
What is the cast of Don’t Look Up?
In the movie, DiCaprio plays Dr. Randall Mindy while Lawrence plays Dr. Kate Dibiasky, the two unknown astronomers who try to go on a media tour to warn everyone of an approaching asteroid that will hit the earth and destroy the human race. The movie also stars some big names like:
- Rob Morgan as Dr. Clayton “Teddy” Oglethorpe, a scientist who aids Dibiasky and Mindy on their mission.
- Jonah Hill as Jason Orlean, President Orlean’s son and Chief of Staff.
- Mark Rylance as Peter Isherwell
- Tyler Perry as Jack Bremmer
- Ron Perlman as Colonel Ben Drask
- Cate Blanchett as Brie Evantee
- Meryl Streep as President Janie Orlean
- Himesh Patel as Phillip
- Matthew Perry
- Chris Evans
With more than three months left for ‘Don’t Look Up’ release, we are waiting for more updates and announcements in the coming days. A teaser or trailer will release in Oct or Nov. So, stay tuned for more information!