New Netflix movie Don't Look Up has one of the best casts of any film ever made
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Cate Blanchett AND Meryl Streep just to name a few.
Netflix in recent years has released a lot of major movies but perhaps none have had as star-studded a cast as their upcoming sci-fi comedy-drama Don't Look Up.
Directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Big Short), the film centres on astronomy grad student Kate (Jennifer Lawrence) and her professor Randall (Leonardo DiCaprio) as the pair make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system.
The problem is that the comet is a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest and it's on a direct collision course with Earth. Another issue is the fact that no one really seems to care.
Netflix's plot synopsis reads:
"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?!"
Also part of the insanely stacked cast includes musicians Ariana Grande and Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi, as well as Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Timothée Chalamet (Dune).
Given the calibre of its cast and crew and it's timely story, we expect Don't Look Up to make a big impact (pun intended) when it arrives in select cinemas on 10 December and on Netflix on 24 December.
Check out it's teaser trailer below.
Clip via Netflix