Here's a First Look at Netflix's Comedy 'Don't Look Up'
| LAST UPDATE 09/09/2021
Ever since Netflix announced a new star-studded comedy was on its way to our small screens, we've been (not so patiently) awaiting more details. And now, we finally got a peek into the upcoming film, Don't Look Up. Spoiler alert: the newly-released trailer does not disappoint.
Netflix spared no expense putting together some of Hollywood's biggest faces for the highly-anticipated disaster-comedy. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Maryl Streep, Tyler Perry, Kid Cudi, and Ariana Grande are just a few of the famous icons set to hit our screens for the new film. And while the cast might seem bizarrely random at first, one look at the trailer, and we're confident the pieces will all fall together.
The teaser features Leonardo DiCaprio as astronomer Dr. Randall Mindy and Jennifer Lawrence as an astronomy graduate student named Kate. After discovering that a life-threatening comet is on its way to earth, the duo is on a country-wide tour to warn people. But frustration (and some dark humor) arises when no one seems to pay attention to their deadly information.
The most LOL-worthy moments of the trailer? When Dr. Randall Mindy and Kate visit the White House to warn the president (Meryl Streep) and one of her staff members (Jonah Hill) of the devastating news. "Your breathing is stressing me out," Jonah says to Dr. Mindy, who is on the verge of a panic attack. "This will affect the entire planet," the astronomer responds. "I know, but it's like so stressful," Hill says. Check the funniness out for yourself below.
With an A-list cast and a new take on end-of-the-world films, Don't Look Up is shaping up to be a huge hit. And that's hardly surprising considering who wrote/directed it: Adam McKay, the mastermind behind The Big Short, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys. "Adam has an unparalleled ability to spark conversation with humor and timely stories," DiCaprio told PEOPLE.
The actor continued, "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."