This year might have been one of the most bizarre on record, but at least we have a star-studded dark comedy to look forward to. For its latest project, Netflix has announced one of the most impressive casts we’ve ever seen, confirming Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, and Matthew Perry will star in dark-comedy Don’t Look Up.
Award-winning director Adam McKay—of Step Brothers, Anchorman and Big Short fame—will both write and direct the film.
Don’t Look Up will star Lawrence as a low-level astronomer who discovers along with her partner that a giant asteroid is heading toward Earth and will destroy it. The scientists embark on a media tour around the country warning the population about its inevitable death, but people aren’t so quick to believe them (or care).
Below, everything we know about Netflix’s Don’t Look Up.
What Is The Movie About?
The official description reads, “A pair of astronomers try to warn everyone on Earth that a giant a meteorite will destroy the planet in six months.”
Of the new comedy, McKay said: “I don’t think it’s a Step Brothers-type of comedy. I would compare it more to somewhere between the Mike Judge stuff and Wag the Dog. A hard funny satire is what we’re going for.”
Who Has Been Cast?
As previously announced, Jennifer Lawrence will take on the role of Don’t Look Up’s main character.
“I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence,” McKay said in a statement earlier this year. “She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call ‘a dynamite act.’ And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Meryl Streep and Timothée Chalamet will join Lawrence in the star-studded cast.
Jonah Hill and Himesh Patel will also star, along with Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi and Matthew Perry.
When Will It Be Released?
It’s still too early to know when Don’t Look Up is coming to Netflix, but it’s expected to arrive late 2021 or early 2022.