DON’T LOOK UP Trailer For Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence’s Earth Destroying Comet
Netflix has released the first trailer for writer and director Adam McKay’s next movie Don’t Look Up. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two low-level astronomers who find themselves on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.
Mckay has directed films such as Vice, The Big Short, and Step Brothers, and as you’ll see in the trailer, this new movie features his signature storytelling and comedy style. The trailer starts out with DiCaprio having a panic attack before meeting the President of the United States (Meryl Streep) to tell her about the life-threatening impending disaster.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (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 (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?!”
When talking about McKay and the film, DiCaprio told People Magazine, “Adam has an unparalleled ability to spark conversation with humor and timely stories. I knew when I read his script that it was incredibly unique, as it struck an important chord concerning the modern world we live in. Adam has woven an incredibly timely message about society, how we communicate, our current priorities, and the climate crisis into an absurdly funny yet important movie.”
Don’t Look Up also stars Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis, and Tomer Sisley.
The movie is set to be released on Netflix on December 24th.
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