Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence-starrer Don’t Look Up will have a limited theatrical release on December 10, before being made available on Netflix on December 24, the streaming giant announced on Thursday.
Netflix also released the teaser-trailer of the science-fiction dark comedy film that co-stars Timothee Chalamet, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep, along with American pop-singer Ariana Grande.
This will be DiCaprio’s first film to be released on Netflix. It sees him reuniting with Hill after their 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street.
Don’t Look Up is written and directed by Academy Award-winner Adam McKay. The film revolves around an astronomy grad student (Lawrence) and her professor (DiCaprio). The duo make an astounding discovery of a comet that is on a direct collision course with Earth.
In an attempt to warn mankind of the danger, Kate and Randall embark on a media tour, with the help of Dr Oglethorpe (Morgan), that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Hill), to an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Blanchett) and Jack (Perry). Managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media-obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical.
The film is produced by Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Scott Stuber, Betsy Koch, and Todd Schulman, under the banners Hyperobject Industries and Bluegrass Films.
It has been shot across New York city, and in Boston, where Lawrence reportedly suffered injuries on set in February after a stunt went wrong.
While Netflix was supposed to release the film in 2020, both the filming and release suffered a delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.