Few, if any, upcoming Netflix movies have as much buzz as Don’t Look Up, due to debut on the streaming site on December 24. Don’t Look Up, on the other hand, will have a limited theatrical release starting two weeks early, on December 10, 2021.
The cast of Don’t Look Up has been a promising one since Netflix began announcing names in February 2020. Without Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as Dr Randall Mindy and Dr Kate Dibiasky, the list of actors in the upcoming Netflix film is impressive. Some stars include Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Matthew Perry, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, and Chris Evans. In addition, Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman and Rob Morgan are among the stars of the film.
After two amateur astronomers discover a comet on its way to Earth, they decide to go on a media tour to notify the public of their findings. But, unfortunately, there are only six months left before a massive comet smashes into Earth. So the two astronomers go everywhere, from the office of an indifferent U.S. president to the popular morning show The Daily Rip, hoping to get people to look up at the sky and possibly give Earth a fighting chance. The movie is currently in theatres now.
Written, directed and produced by Adam McKay, whose recent work has blurred the lines between comedy and drama, such as The Big Short and Vice, McKay is on a tear. For Will Ferrell, McKay was responsible for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and other great films from the early 2000s.
Adam McKay announced on the Happy Sad Confused podcast in April 2021 that Leonardo DiCaprio’s involvement in Don’t Look Up has been one of the actor’s most anticipated roles ever since he joined the cast in October 2020. The director claimed that he wrote Jennifer Lawrence’s character specifically for her but required a lot of work to get Leonardo DiCaprio to sign on. For Leonardo DiCaprio, who rarely acts in comedies, his role in Don’t Look Up will be a welcome change of pace.