In the official trailer for “Don’t Look Up,” Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are fighting ignorance and impending doom, racing against time before a “planet killer” asteroid obliterates Earth.
The only problem is that those in power–and seemingly everyone else who has an opinion–cares little of the seriousness at hand.
The latest from filmmaker Adam McKay, “Don’t Look Up” looks to be a smart combination of “Idiocracy” and “Armageddon.” McKay previously directed “Step Brothers” and “Anchorman,” before taking on a more cerebral career turn with Oscar winners “The Big Short” and “Vice.”
“Don’t Look Up” stars DiCaprio and Lawrence as Dr. Randall Mindy and Dr. Kate Dibiasky, two low-level astronomers forced to travel around the U.S. to warn a flippant population that a giant meteor is heading straight towards the planet. The cast also includes heavy-hitters such as Meryl Streep, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, and Scott Mescudi.
“I haven’t worked with Meryl since I was 18 years old, and she had this incredible monologue, so to witness her mastery as an actor was a real gift,” DiCaprio said of working with Streep again. “And then putting her in a room with Jonah Hill, who I’ve worked with and see as one of the greatest improvisational actors in the world, was inspiring. They nailed their characters and portrayed them as completely unhinged, undependable leaders, which was a huge motivation for Jen and I for the rest of the film. It was amazing to be reunited with both of them.”
“Don’t Look Up” debuts in select theaters on Dec. 10 and becomes available to stream on Netflix on Dec. 24.