Netflix teases star-studded “Don’t Look Up” film


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One of the film’s many A-list stars Meryl Streep photographed by Dick Thomas Johnson, courtesy of Creative Commons.

Nasya Stevenson, Staff Reporter

Netflix released the “Don’t Look Up” trailer on Sept. 8, directed by Adam McKay in a tweet saying, “Experience the be-all, end all movie event of the year.” Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill are just some of the well-known names that will star alongside each other. Music stars Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi are also included in the star-studded cast. 

A fan favorite from the Avengers has been confirmed to make an appearance in the film.“Chris Evans has a little cameo in the movie,” McKay tells Entertainment Weekly. “He’s very funny. I won’t give away who he plays but he does pop up in the movie.”

McKay has been credited with writing and directing past projects “The Big Short,” “Vice,” “Anchorman,” and “Step Brothers.”

“Adam has an unparalleled ability to spark conversation with humor and timely stories,” DiCaprio tells People. “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.”

DiCaprio is hyperventilating in a motioning scene back and forth within the first 17 seconds of the “Don’t Look Up” trailer. Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio play a pair of astronomers, Kate Dibiasky and Dr. Randall Mindy, attempting to warn the world about the apocalyptic threat presented by an approaching comet,” Entertainment Weekly reports. The sci-fi dark comedy film revolves around a space-related disaster. 

In the trailer, Diabiasky and Mindy are surprised that everyone is unconcerned about the disaster; both start touring from across the country to the President’s office and appear on a morning show. Diabiasky and Mindy are willing to do anything to get the world’s attention on the urgent issue.

Between a space aesthetic and a governmental crisis, this movie looks to be full of action and intrigue. On top of that, a space-related disaster creates tension as characters grapple with the gravity of their situation. Streep as the President of the United States stuck out to me because historically men have held the most powerful position in the world and seeing a woman serve in that capacity is inspiring.

Netflix uploaded the trailer for “Don’t Look Up” which can be viewed on their YouTube channel. “Don’t Look Up” will be released in select theaters on Dec. 10 and available Dec. 24 to stream on Netflix.