According to IndieWire, Netflix has released the first official teaser for Adam McKay’s (The Big Short, Vice) upcoming comedy Don’t Look Up, and the cast is iconic, to stay the least. It’s lead by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, who play two low-level astronomers that travel around the U.S. to warn the population that a giant meteor is heading for Earth and will destroy it. The two Oscar winners are accompanied by Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Mark Rylance, and Cate Blanchett.
McKay wrote the character of astronomer Kat Dibiasky for Lawrence, and the actress got the first read of the script. McKay didn’t originally think of DiCaprio for the other lead role, but he tells IndieWire, “It turns out he really loved the script. We went back and forth on it. It was about a four-to-five month process with us just kicking around ideas. We took a break for the quarantine, and lo and behold once we figured out a theoretically safe way to shoot this movie, he was in. I couldn’t believe it. It’s no surprise he’s fabulous in the movie.”
Don’t Look Up will be in select theaters on December 10 and begin streaming on Netflix December 24. Mark your calendars, and don’t forget to check out the teaser below!