In Adam McKay’s new film, Do not look up, two scientists are trying to get the government and the public to worry about the end of the world (does that sound familiar?). McKay called all his friends in Hollywood for the apocalyptic comedy based on real events that have not happened (yet).
IN Do not look up, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) makes an astonishing discovery of a comet orbiting the solar system. However, the comet inis on a direct collision course with Earth, and no one – not even the President – seems to care. Faced with one inconvenient and difficult fact to navigate, they do what the people of this country are so good at: Ignore the problem and hope it disappears.
With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan) takes Kate and Randall on a media tour, taking them from the office of an indifferent president Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her son and chief of staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the air of The Daily Rip, an optimistic morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry).
After their media flash, Kate and Randall become a viral laugh for those who remain carefree. Timothée Chalamet acts as a gas station-lurking teenager taking a selfie with the couple, and pop sensation Ariana Grande seems more interested in her tattoo of a shooting star than a deadly piece of space.
Written, directed and produced by the prolific McKay, Do not look up also includes appearances by Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis and Tomer Sisley.
The score for Do not look up is written by Nicholas Britell, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning composer behind the banger, who is the whole Succession soundtrack. He has also created the scores for Moonlight, If Beale Street could talk, Cruella, The big short, and The underground railway. Nothing special.
Do not look up comes to select theaters on December 10 and then premieres on Netflix on December 24.