Ever since it was announced at the beginning of 2020, Don’t Look Up has been one of the most highly anticipated movies of the moment. The apocalyptic comedy not only marks Jennifer Lawrence’s acting return, but also stars just about all the biggest names in Hollywood, from Meryl Streep to Chris Evans to Ariana Grande. After a delayed production, the star-studded movie is finally about to premiere on Netflix, so here’s what fans can look forward to about Don’t Look Up, including its release date and some buzzy teaser-trailers.
Don’t Look Up is the latest political comedy from writer-director Adam McKay. McKay got his start writing and directing Will Ferrell’s silliest movies, like Anchorman and Step Brothers, but he has recently shifted his focus to satirizing American history and big business in Oscar-winning comedies like The Big Short and Vice. The upcoming Netflix movie will continue that trend, with Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio starring as a pair of astronomers who have trouble warning people that a giant comet is about to destroy Earth. Given the current state of our planet, it’s clear what the film is commenting on, and it will deliver that message with some laughs and a ton of major movie stars.
Don’t Look Up Trailer
The full-length trailer for Don’t Look Up finally arrived on Nov. 16, 2021. Along with getting across the plot of the film, it also lands the black comedy tone with the juxtaposition of Leo Dicaprio’s character repeatedly saying “this is not real” in a terrifying voice as the word “Based on Real Events ... That Haven’t Happened Yet” flash on the screen.
Netflix has also released two short teasers for Don’t Look Up. The first just shows DiCaprio and Lawrence’s characters sharing a worried look. The second dropped on Sept. 8, and provides a much fuller look at the movie. It includes footage of DiCaprio’s character nervously attempting to warn the president about the impending comet. The clip gives fans a first glimpse of Streep playing President Janie Orlean and Hill playing the president’s son and chief of staff.
Don’t Look Up Cast
The Netflix comedy boasts what is probably the most impressive cast list in recent memory. DiCaprio and Lawrence helm the film, and the rest of the cast is stacked with A-list talent, including Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis, Tomer Sisley with Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep. (Plus, Don’t Look Up will serve as Grande’s first major movie role.)
Don’t Look Up Photos
Along with sharing the teaser trailer, Netflix also dropped some first photos from Don’t Look Up which highlight the buzzy cast.
It looks like Ariana Grande’s character Riley will be coupled up with Kid Cudi’s character, named DJ Chello.
And yep, that’s Timothée Chalamet rocking a mullet.
And, of course, fans can expect a scene-stealing performance from Meryl Streep as U.S. President Janie Orlean.
Don’t Look Up Plot
The synopsis of the film sums it up as follows:
Kate Dibiasky, an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy 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, Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason, to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie and Jack. With only six months until the comet makes impact, what will it take to get the world to just look up?!
Don’t Look Up Release Date
As one of the biggest movies of 2021, Don’t Look Up is slated for release during the holiday season to be competitive in the Oscar race. Although it’s a Netflix movie, it will actually hit theaters before coming to streaming. Don’t Look Up will have a limited theatrical release beginning on Dec. 10 before premiering on Netflix two weeks later on Dec. 24.
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