Leonardo DiCaprio. Jennifer Lawrence. Jonah Hill. Meryl Streep as the President. I don’t think you need to say more, but alright, Adam McKay directs and writes the film, Don’t Look Up. The streaming giant, Netflix is giving us the film this December 24th, 2021. It’s out in select theaters December 10th, 2021 as well. We had our first trailer for the film and now we also have the official synopsis from Netflix.

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo 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?!

A Comedic Look Into How Humans And News Works Today

Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Lawrence in Don’t Look Up

The film seems to be taking a cynical look into how people are blissfully unaware of issues unless it shows up on their TV screens or other devices. We’ll have to see when we get closer to it’s December 24th release date, but this one is shaping up to be great.

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