Don’t Look Up (2021)

Director: Adam McKay

Writer(s): Adam McKay, David Sirota

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Melanie Lynskey, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Paul Guilfoyle, Michael Chiklis, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Himesh Patel, Robert Joy, Kid Cudi, Conor Sweeney, Rob Morgan, Meghan Leathers, Hettienne Park, Tomer Sisley, Ross Partridge, Wes Johnson, Ashleigh Banfield, Lin Hult, Anastasia Mousis Sanidopoulos, Steve Gagliastro, Omar Khan, Ben Sidell, Edward Fletcher, Tamara Hickey, Brian Anastasio, Kevin Craig West, Omar Ghonim, Sydney Jenkins, Rebecca Gibel, Caroline Bergwall, Therese Plaehn, Dee Nelson, Billy Concha, Lance A. Williams, Staci Roberts Steele, Rafael Silva, Frank Ridley, Rob Lévesque, Jack Alberts, Brian Faherty, Bill Mootos, Jeff MacKinnon, Camille Farnan, Nadia Sayess, Michael Giannone, Theodore Warmington, Christopher Wyman, Ineke Garbacz, Nate Luis Silva, Robert Radochia, Alvin Keith, Harold Rudolph, Sam Xu, Christopher Deschenes, Erik Parillo, Jacob Sanditen, Odis Spencer, Mikhail Yarovoy, Janine Robinson, Sharlem Nina, Jacqueline Astbury, Julia Bechler, Wendy Bellevue, Steve Bertorelli, Howard Breslau, Sergei Bushmanov, Marko Caka, Marissa Carpio, Anthony Carvello, Zach Catanzareti, Isabelle Charlot, Jon DiVito, Matt DiVito, Victor Dobro, Madison Donlan, Suzanne Gillies, Johnny Halloran, Andrew Haserlat, Ian Dylan Hunt, Michael Jibrin, Ken Kansky, Shahjehan Khan, Sam Kombo, Will Kostick, Greg Kriek, Daphney Leigh, Juri Love, Scout Lyons, Meara Mahoney-Gross, Michael Malvesti, Tom Mariano, Marcus McDermott, Brian J. McDonald, Roman Mitichyan, Lance Norris, Joseph Oliveira, Nathan Porter, Marinko Radakovic, Nate Richman, Mary Ann Schaub, Lizzie Short, Michael Stanton, Devan Summers, Marilyn Swick, Juan Szilagyi, Gary Tanguay, Maria Tramontozzi, Alison Weller, Lewis D. Wheeler, Breanna Wing, Samsara Leela Yett, Sam Zephir

Synopsis: Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem – it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. 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?

Release Date: December 24, 2021 (USA) | Length: 145 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, graphic nudity and drug content. Note(s): To be released in theatres on December 10, 2021. Above is the Netflix premiere date.