The highly anticipated comedy from Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up, has gotten its official release date! The film will release in theaters on December 10 and on Netflix December 24.
Don’t Look Up follows two low-level astronauts, Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), as they try to warn the world of an asteroid that’s on course to destroy the Earth.
The ensemble cast for the film is stunning, featuring Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Ron Perlman, Matthew Perry, and Chris Evans alongside DiCaprio and Lawrence.
Oscar-buzz is already rampant for the film even before its release, making many predicted short lists. Taking a shot at the growing anti-science wave growing in America, McKay’s newest film is set to put a mirror up to the state of affairs in the United States.
Little is known about the plot or characters, but we know that DiCaprio and Lawrence will play two astronomers trying to convince the world that its about to end as an asteroid speeds towards the planet. And, as we’ve seen throughout the past year and a half, skeptics will hinder their mission. Rob Morgan’s scientist character will also join them on their media quest to get the information out.
Meryl Streep is rumored to be playing a very Trump-like president, with her son, played by Jonah Hill, in a very nepotistic position as her Chief of Staff. Matthew Perry will also represent a very Tucker Carlson-esque conservative “talking head” who assures his viewers that no asteroid is coming towards Earth, no matter what science says.
Don’t Look Up will also play in theaters alongside its Netflix release. It premieres in theaters on December 10 on Netflix December 24.