Netflix has released a new trailer for Adam McKay’s star-studded new comedy movie Don’t Look Up starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep. The film will be in select cinemas from December 10 and on Netflix from December 24.
The official plot synopsis tells us that; “Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) 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 (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, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!”
For some reason, every one of the huge film stars in McKay’s ensemble has been given a ridiculous hair, so check out the trailer to see Jennifer Lawrence’s weird fringe, DiCaprio’s beard and Streep’s blonde waves. It may take you a moment to recognise Cate Blanchett, who has been given the full Megyn Kelly look.
Don’t Look Up is written and directed by Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short) and also stars Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis and Tomer Sisley.
With a cast and crew full of Oscar winners, Netflix probably have high hopes for this one come awards season, so keep an eye on the sky.