Netflix have announced an incredible A-list cast for new original movie, Don’t Look Up.
The cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Matthew Perry, Ariana Grande and Cate Blanchett.
They join Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Tomer Sisley, Kid Cudi, Timothee Chamlamet and Himesh Patel.
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 asteroid that will destroy planet earth.
McKay who has written the script will direct and produce under his Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick. McKay’s most recent feature VICE went on to receive eight Academy Award nominations. In 2016, McKay won the Academy Award, BAFTA and WGA for Best Adapted Screenplay with his co-writer Charles Randolph for THE BIG SHORT.
McKay says: “I’m so thrilled to make this movie with Jen Lawrence. She’s what folks in the 17th century used to call “a dynamite act”. And the fact that Netflix sees this movie as a worldwide comedy sets the bar high for me and my team in an exciting and motivating way.”
Scott Stuber, head of Netflix films says: “Adam has always had great timing when it comes to making smart, relevant and irreverent films that depict our culture. Even if he somehow ends up predicting planet Earth’s imminent demise, we’re excited to add this to our slate before it all comes to an end.”
The film is set to be released on Netflix on 14 October.