Netflix today released the first Don’t Look Up clip during their TUDUM global fan event. The Don’t Look Up clip, which you can watch below, was introduced by star Jennifer Lawrence and writer/director Adam McKay.
Also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up tells the story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.
In the film, Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (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?!
Don’t Look Up is written and directed by Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short). The film will be released in select theaters on December 10 and will stream on Netflix on December 24.
Don’t Look Up is produced by Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. The director of photography is Linus Sandgren and the production designer is Clayton Hartley.